After Yesterday’s fancy Glenturret 1986 we’re going to be tasting two entry level GT’s which are more affordable and make up the core range of OB Glenturret. Let’s start with the Sherry edition. Not surprising this one is vatted from sherry casks, NAS, at 40%.
Nose: Sweet dough. Baking spices. Vanilla and malt. Not much more. Quite flat.
Palate: the palate is nicer. A bit of rubber and a faint sulfur note. Toffee. Dough. Tinned Peaches and apricots. Caramel.
Finish: toffee. Sweet caramel on top of milk chocolate.
This may not be the most complex dram out there, but it’s a pleasantly nice whisky, with a sweet profile, and easy to drink. A good starting point if you’re getting to know the Glenturret. It’s also doesn’t feel too young for a NAS, and that’s nice too.
This expression was matured in three different types of cask The casks used for this release were : American Sherry oak, European Sherry oak and ex-bourbon casks.
Nose: Rather sweet and creamy with vanilla, sweet spicy wood, dumpy wood and hints of red fruit : mostly berry ice cream.
Palate: Malty and creamy with gentle spices. Some pepper and milk chocolate. Cigna powder and nuts.
Finish: Creamy chocolate. Buttery wood.
Again, this is a very nice and balanced dram, mostly on the sweeter side with fruity vanilla creamy notes. Not bad for the price, and a nice feel to it.
Two very nice affordable drams. Not the most complex stuff out there, but nice entry level daily drams.
Official samples provided by The Glenturret.