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Glenturret

Glenturret 15 Year Old - 2022 Release

€147.80 $152.79 £125.00

Chocolate

Cocoa, cream, coffee beans

“Scotch and Chocolate” is the name of an instrumental piece from the American bluegrass band Nickel Creek. Bluegrass musicians generally know a thing or two about whisky, and right enough, the two are natural pairings (that goes both for Scotch and chocolate and for whisky and bluegrass!) - not least because many Scotch whiskies themselves have flavours that can be compared to chocolate, whether it be the creaminess of milk chocolate or the richness and coffee-bean-like bitterness of dark chocolate.

Chocolatey flavours are often the result of sherry-cask maturation, much like dried fruit - indeed, the two flavours often go together, as with the classic Macallans or Glendronachs. In particular, younger whiskies - especially blends - containing a proportion of sherry-matured malt often have an overtly sweet milk-chocolate character; older malts often become richer and more bitter, with dark chocolate or coffee notes. Dalmore is an excellent example of the latter, while a lighter style is key to the appeal of the underrated islander Tobermory.

The rich and heavy sweet flavours encapsulated by this flavour profile are often the result of the charring of oak casks, which produces compounds known as lactones (so named because of their similarity, in terms of flavour, to dairy products). It is therefore entirely consistent that the creamy, buttery characteristics of this flavour are often associated with bourbon: the new wood which gives bourbon its particular character provides strong chocolatey flavours, represented in Scotland by Glen Garioch Virgin Oak or Auchentoshan Virgin Oak; Talisker Storm is another good example, where freshly-charred rejuvenated casks provide a buttery, bourbon-like mouthfeel missing from the refill-cask-matured 10-year-old.

Chocolatey flavours are an obvious complement to the more dairy-like or milky elements of certain cigar styles - Rafael Gonzales or Hoyo de Monterrey would be good pairings, for example.

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Glenturret 15 Year Old - 2022 Release - 70cl, 53% abv

One of the oldest distillery’s in Scotland, and using the mash tuns...read more

Tasting Notes

Nose: Tangy citrus peel, mellow caramel and peach pie

Palate: Stewed fruits, plum, raisin, and manukau honey

Finish: Velvety dark chocolate and prune

Product Info

Glenturret 15 Year Old - 2022 Release - 70cl, 53% abv

One of the oldest distillery’s in Scotland, and using the mash tuns and stills previously employed at Tullibardine, Glenturret is notable for its delicate, fruity and especially smooth style. Despite an output on the smaller side, it also includes some peaty expressions, giving the range versatility.

Glenturret combine some of their best quality malts in this 15-year expression, using their blending expertise and the use of maturation in 2nd fill casks to really add a unique depth and complexity of flavour. By using casks previously filled with other whiskies, this dram becomes sublimely mellow, ideal for the drinker who likes to take their time. With a rich oaky-ness and continuous fruity notes, this is a tasty and special dram. Bottled at 53% to make the most of the depth this bottle has to offer.

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