Glenturret Whisky – The Glenturret 10 Year Old Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky

Glenturret Whisky – The Glenturret 10 Year Old Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky 40% Alc/vol.

It is Wednesday 23rd June 2010 and all three Whisky Boys are round at Jim’s for tonight’s triple tasting event.

On this evening we have two guest tasters with us and both of them are Irish.

We have Reg Aulds who is a local business man and is also a partner in an Architect’s Practice based in the centre of Glasgow. Here is some additional information about our guest taster Reg.  After his name he as an array of initials like —BSc (Hons) BArch ARIAS RIBA– now that is a wee mouthful.   His business website is www.armarchitects.co.uk .

Our other guest taster for the evening is Philip Giles (he has been a guest taster before, but to remind you) he is from from Donaghadee County Down N. Ireland, where he is a well known local entrepreneur. Philip is a farmer and very experienced cattleman by trade but also has many, many strings to his bow, owner of a trout lake, coal merchants business, holiday accommodation, livestock, trades in old and rare motor cycles (more as a hobby). Honey producer from his orchard hives. A livery business. An expert horseman.

Now that is all over lets get down to the first of tonight’s tastings a Glenturret 10 Year Old.reg-aulds-and-whisky-boy-jim

The Glenturret Distillery
The Hosh,
Crieff,
Perthshire
PH7 4HA
Scotland

Tel: +44 (0)1764 656565

This the oldest distillery in Scotland has certainly changed over the years. It is now known for being the home of the Famous Grouse Experience, so check it out at www.thefamousgrouse.com

Now on with the tasting:


Colour…Golden lemon

Jim’s Tasting

Nose…Quite sweet with citrus fruit notes.
Taste…A little rich toffee and vanilla, but there are some chemicals coming in.
Finish…Short and soft.glenturret-10-year-old

Score…2 corks

Nicola’s Tasting

Nose…Cant get past the over powering whiff of alcohol , I already know this is not for me.
Taste…As expected very woody and spirit like.
Finish…Short.

Score…1.5 corks

Dougie’s Tasting

Nose…Initial phenol vapours giving way to a citric and honey sweetness.
Taste…Need a fair drap o water to take the edge off, leaving a light floral and maltness with some walnuts and an earthy feel.
Finish…Fairly short and dry, faintly spicey and slightly sweet.

Score…1.5 corks


Philip’s Tasting

Nose…Antiseptic wipes.
Taste…Fruit and spice with an earthy peatiness.philip-giles-and-whiskyboy-dougie-tasting1
Finish…Medium finish but uninspiring.

Score…1.5 corks

Reg’s Tasting

Nose…Tastes like a blended Scotch, cannot find any peat.
Taste…Oily, sticky fruit with a touch of vanilla.
Finish…Medium finish but nice and soft at the end.

Score…2.5 corks

Overall score…2 corks

Believe it or not the Whisky Boys were expecting a little more excitement from this dram, our guest tasters also thought there was not too much to write home about.

The Boys also have a Glenturret 8 Year Old and maybe this one will leave us with bit more to praise.

We suggest you check out the websites we have given you and if you get a chance do visit the Glenturret Whisky Distillery home of the Famous Grouse Experience, it does have a fabulous visitor centre including shop, tours, retraurant and of course the Famous Grouse Experience, and remember to tell them the Whisky Boys sent you.

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4 Responses

  1. Robroy says:

    Jim,

    Was disappointed to read your reviews of Glenturret.

    Our experience was wonderful in 1994 when we toured the distillery and finished upstairs in the bar with the whisky sampler: 10, 12, and 15 year old, and the liqueur. And a pot of coffer before heading into town for dinner.

    Has it changed for the worse since the mid-90s?

    Ever try Tullibardine? We had a nice dram of that before a wonderful meal at an inn around Tyndrum (same trip).

    We can’t get either in the States.

  2. Jim says:

    Hi Robroy, hope this finds you well.

    Glad to hear you enjoyed your tastings of Glenturret, and as you know everyone’s tastebuds are different.

    Check out our tastings and our visit to Tullibardine and also check out our Gallery.

    Hope you enjoyed your wee visit to our site and keep on dramming.

    Slainte.

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