Prompted by a recent revisit of Kichoman’s Machir Bay in Singapore, I decided to unearth from our archives a tasting session which occurred in September 2013 with Glenturret 10 year, Auchentoshan 14 year Cooper’s Reserve and Kilchoman Machir Bay.
It was an evening mad with the cacophony of Ganapati processions, requiring all of us to brave nasty traffic snarls to exclaim by the end of the evening – “It was worth the effort to come!”
Glenturret 10 year 40%
- Nose – Light sweet nose perhaps with a hint of lemon
- Taste – Not so sweet on the palate, a bit spicy but still smooth with a tinge of bitter kerela (bitter gourd)
- Finish – While the finish didn’t linger too long, it was quite pleasant
- Water – With a couple drops of water, it became even more mellow and an enjoyable light treat
None could guess the distillery though it was clearly not a Speyside or Islay. With the unveiling it was shared this particularly Highland whisky was bought at the distillery and, back in 2013, not readily available beyond the distillery doors…
Glenturret is found on the Turret River in Perthshire. Touted to have been established in 1775 with some earlier elicit efforts from 1715, it claims to be the ‘oldest distillery in Scotland.’ Today it is better known for the “Famous Grouse Experience.”
Curious about other Glenturret expressions?
- Glenturret 8 year Ruadh Maor 62.5% (Chorlton)
- Glenturret 10 year 40%
- Glenturret 14 year 54%
- Glenturret 30 year (1987/2018) Hogshead Cask #371 55.3% (LMdW Artist #8)
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