This review is from my bottle which is around 2/3 full and been open 3 weeks. I paid £65 online in the UK for the bottle (the Tamdhu 15 retails at around £75 in the UK)
Again an unmistakable Sherry Bomb nose.
Dried fruits, custard, slightly peppery, some oranges and some red apples. A very slight wet straw note appears on the nose with the addition of water.
Mouthfeel is quite thin. Arrival is fairly short. With a little heat. Some ginger, leather and spice. Some paraffin and also a little sourness on the development.
With water added the heat on the arrival dissipates but doesn't completely vanish and the arrival stretches out. You get more oranges and also some bitter lemon. Some dried fruits but quite low down in the mix.
Finish is quite long with tanins and a spicy sour oaky note throughout and then the dried fruits that had seemed to have disappeared return at the death.
Everything seems well integrated and harmonious.
Like the Tamdhu before it you are probably doing the Glenturret a disservice to describe it as a Sherry Bomb. It has a bit more going on that that and is actually reasonably complex. Although of the two I'd say the Glenturret was closer to that description than the Tamdhu.
I prefer the Glenturret over the Tamdhu. It just seems a little better put together. More rounded whilst remaining challenging enough to keep a serious malt drinker interested. The sort of whisky that would go down well with casual and experienced scotch drinkers.