GLENTURRET 10 Year Old Peat Smoked 2023 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The excitement surrounding Glenturret exploded in 2019, when the distillery was purchased by a joint venture led by the French luxury lifestyle company, The Lalique Group, who have been working with Macallan for many years. A year later, Glenturret launched a new range of whiskies created by the legendary Bob Dalgarno, who spent 30 years at Macallan. That appointment piqued the curiosity of Scotch aficionados and collectors everywhere, making Glenturret very hot property indeed…
The Glenturret 10 Year Old Peat Smoked 2023 Edition highlights the constantly evolving nature of the smoke flavours and this particular dram celebrates the varying sources of peat procured for the Glenturret smoked whiskies. Maturing in both first-fill and second-fill European and American oak casks results in a whisky of dark wood smoke fires intermingled with a light vanilla sweetness and a zesty citrus whisper. A dash of salted caramel tantalises the tongue alongside notes of smoky wood spices leaving a gentle warmth as the flavour slowly ebbs away.
Glenturret upholds a claim to be the “oldest working distillery in Scotland”, with an ancient rental document suggesting that whisky was being made here as early as 1763, although presumably illicitly. Sitting on the bank of the River Turret at Crieff, Glenturret certainly has a long and intriguing history, having changed hands, name and site on numerous occasions, and having been repeatedly opened and closed and then reopened again. Most will know its location as home to one of Scotland’s premier tourist attractions, the Famous Grouse Experience, as it’s an important component of that world-famous blend. Or, if you have very niche interests, you may possibly be aware of Glenturret because of its record-breaking mouser, a killer cat by the name of Towser. But forget the ancient history and weird footnotes, it’s Glenturret’s new ownership that means it needs to be firmly on the radar of any Scotch lover.
SKU No.: 4111409
Style No.: 972676
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 48.4%