Glenturret 10 Year
Glenturret // Highlands, Scotland
Glenturret is not a distillery that is well-known, but whisky drinkers are very likely to have tasted it, at least in part, by way of The Famous Grouse. It is one of the single malts that comprise this blend, and in fact, the Glenturret distillery is home to The Famous Grouse Experience in the town of Crieff. Few distillery bottlings exist from Glenturret, as it is primarily used for the blended whisky. A 12 year bottling did exist, but that has since been replaced with the 10 year.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"Notes of lemon curd, honey, and toast are scents that come to mind here. The whisky is soft and gentle and sits fairly full on your palate. There is a bit of barrel spice on the finish along with remnants of English Breakfast tea. The whisky is inoffensive and pleasant enough, but one can see why it is really better suited as a workhorse rather than a show pony."