The Glenturret claim to be Scotlands Oldest Distillery. Time muddies water of course, particularly when marketers are splashing around. Who was first is irrelevant to what tastes the best, and certainly the last 15-20 years at The Glenturret has seen a marked increase in quality of production.
This 2020 'Maiden Release' is the first in the grand-spanking new package rolled out by the new(ish) owners of the distillery; French luxury powerhouse (and crystal glassware specialists) Lalique.
Of the 12 Year Old the distillery says: "‘By Hand and Heart’ is the ethos of Glenturret and our 12 years old is a tribute to that. A whisky driven by European Oak casks which have patiently cradled the spirit from its inception 12 years ago after passing through the small batch, manual production processes which defines Glenturret. Like the many pairs of hands who have touched the life of the spirit, these oak casks quietly and slowly add their distinctive character to the whisky that matures within. Never overpowering, but enhancing and developing to give a rich, layered complexity of flavour and a deep russet colour.
Rich FRUIT CAKE dressed with WALNUTS. Sweet APPLE and GINGER in balance enjoyed with LEMON TEA. The EUROPEAN OAK politely drives the chosen strength. "
700ml. 46% ABV