Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Glenturret 11 Gordon & MacPhail Sherry Cask (Blind Review)

Hi everyone,

I think this is the last whisky from my evening with the Toronto Whisky Society. I have a feeling this was nearer when I stopped taking notes but I was handed a dark looking whisky and asked what I thought that it was. (I can’t remember who brought this I’m afraid!)
So this one is a blind review, except that I recognised the tube as being a Gordon & MacPhail… so almost literally anything then!

Glenturret 11 Gordon & MacPhail 46%
Colour: Dark Amber
Body: Full
Nose: Pure grape juice, prune, fig and cinnamon, an oily shortbread note, plenty of cherry. Super Sherried.
Taste: A little thin to start but builds in complexity, sweet raisin, leather, old school style Sherry, chocolate, pure raisin juice. Taste is a little tired.
Finish: Medium length. Bitter, tannins, oak. Dark chocolate. Oaky at the end but a little tired too.
Guess: 30yo Glenrothes at 40% from a Sherry cask?
But nope, young Glenturret! Some kind of exclusive. This was nice with the dark and juicy Sherry notes but felt a little thin and tired. Old before its time I guess.
79/100

Thanks for reading!

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