Glenturret Peated Edition
Glenturret Peated Edition, NAS, 43 %
I believe this is my first ever review of a whisky from Glenturret distillery; guest blogger Tone reviewed the Glenturret 10 YO a while back. So, the Glenturret Peated Edition is a relatively new addition to the core range of this small highland distillery (production 340 000 litres per annum).
The distillery was officially established in 1775, but the distillery had previously been under the control of illicit distillers, who sought to avoid paying taxes to England, since 1717. This early history has led to claims that Glenturret is the oldest distillery in Scotland (source).
Nose: Peaty and oaky nose. The peat is rich yet plays higher notes, and feels lighter, that the 'typical' Islay peat. So, peaty top notes, if you will. The base is sweet oak, with a light touch of meat and vegetable stew. Light spiciness. Add a pinch of mustard seeds.
Taste: Light mouthfeel. Oaky and peaty - as advertised. It still feels a bit light. Salty.
Finish: Relatively short finish. The peat is now accompanied by nuts (mainly hazelnut), vanilla, toffee and milk chocolate. A tad watery and bitter on the finish.
Comments: An interesting dram. I have rarely tasted Glenturret, and never before a peated one.
Image from Master of Malt.
Sláinte! - Thomas