Creamy vanilla, honey and golden syrup…
Glenturret Triple Wood 2020 Maiden Release
Glenturrent would have to be one of the smallest, traditional producers in Scotland. Output is a miserly 340,000 litres annually. That’s even small than Springbank.
So this is their entry level malt, with the three oak types being American and European oak sherry casks and American oak ex Bourbon casks.
From WhiskyForEveryone, “On the palate this whisky has a softer nature than the nose suggests. Creamy vanilla, honey and golden syrup notes kick things off and these are joint by further notes of toffee and burnt caramel. The dried fruits take time to come through (think of raisin and prune especially) and are joined by bitter orange and some toasted nutty notes.
Then come the cereals and distinct oaky characteristics. These take the whisky in a more robust direction – imagine notes of malted biscuit, oatcake, freshly charred wood and peppery spices. It becomes drier, warmer and a touch bitter with time and loses all sweetness towards the end. Pinches of white pepper and cinnamon round things off”.
Official notes read, “A thoughtful combination of European and American Sherry Oak casks alongside Bourbon barrels gives a light and subtle whisky showcasing the sweet, fruity style of our new make spirit – the starting point of the journey for all our single malts. The three cask types have carefully nurtured the spirit, adding a depth of character and a rich, golden colour”.