Been a while since I reviewed a single cask bottling from the Maltman which is a small IB from Glasgow. I’ve previously tasted a few of their single casks, and this has been sitting patiently for review for a few months. Now it’s time. Glenturret is not a distillery I get to taste much, and this is indeed the first GT tasting note on the blog, so basically I had no idea what to expect.
Nose: A funky nose. Very sweet. Knafe (a middle eastern desert with pastries, cheese and lots of sugar water) like honey sort of golden syrup , vanilla , sweet dough drenched in sweet honey nectar. Sandalwood. Oh my. Did not expect that.
Palate: Feels less woody than I had expected. Spicier with pepper , spicy wood and then some golden syrup and spices.
Finish: Sweet wood. Raisin filled chocolate. Honey.
A very sweet dram, really so. A nice after dinner drink I think… Not bad at all even at 46%. For those who like it sweet that might be a nice option.