Today it’s time for something special. A 35 year old Glenturret 1977 from Dutch independent bottler Kintra. It was distilled in 1977 and bottled in 2016… But wait! Should it not be at least 38 years old? Normally, yes.. But this is a whisky with a story: ‘The spirit was taken out of the cask mid 2013 because the cask was sold and taken to a bottler. The sale however never finalised. The spirit was put in a container and was held at the bottler until recently it was bottled under the Kintra label.’
This Glenturret has matured in a refill sherry cask and is bottled at 47,1% ABV.
Glenturret 1977 tasting notes:
Nose: It starts with excessive red fruit, red berries, strawberries and raspberries, but also blueberries. Then honey and ginger and orange appear, but also bees wax. The red fruit are gone. A hint of chocolate is there as well.
Taste: The red fruit is back, but also forest fruit. Very, very fruity, lovely! Then some chocolate appears and some nice winter spices, like cinnamon. Ginger. A hint of oak, and some caramel and toffee.
Finish: The finish is long and has hints of caramel, cinnamon, ginger and oak.
Ok, this is very, very good! It has this lovely old school taste en nose. Absolutely a whisky with character, I love it! It needs some time to open up, but then you really have something beautiful. This is definitely one of the best whiskies of 2016 for me.