You do get the impression that Johannes of Malt Madness isn’t really a fan of the Glenturret distillery, the ugly duckling of the Edrington distilleries. Well, it was the ugly duckling until very recently when it was sold off for not being Macallan or having Vikings.
I’m sure that money will be put to good use though; coming up with ways to add more Vikings to Highland Park and pay off the new Macallan distillery seem likely.
Anyway, I noticed that I hadn’t reviewed one! So here’s the one I’ve tasted:
Glenturret 10 40%
Nose: Pastry, cinnamon, Strudel, vanilla, baked banana, malt, barley sugar, natural brown sugar. Pleasant nose.
Taste: Soft arrival, barley sugar, a little banana, malt then some pastry and building lemon. An astringent off note into the finish.
Finish: Medium length. More sour lemon and some vanilla.
A malt for smelling. Nothing special but nice, then the taste lets it down.
Thanks for reading!
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65-69 Ok to Good
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