An astonishingly old whisky from Highland distillery Glenturret.
Glenturret states that it is the oldest active distillery in Scotland but, as ever, this claim is contested. What is known is that illicit distilling had occurred on the distillery site as early as 1717. The distillery is also said to be the last in Scotland to handturn its mash.
We do know, however, that this whisky, the 30 year old, is an absolute beauty. Aged for 30 years, the dram has had time to develop a marvellous complexity and depth. Drinkers can expect notes of rich dark toffee, milk chocolate, almonds, liquorice, wood spice (anise and cinnamon), bananas, cream, honey, dusty old oak, dried citrus and lemon juice.
Glenturret 30 is bottled at 43.3% ABV for a little extra warmth and complexity.
A beautiful whisky in every respect, the bottling was designed to celebrate craftsmen and women of Scotland. A fitting tribute from the Home of Famous Grouse.