Glenturret boasts being the oldest distillery of Scotland – founded in 1775 under the name The Hosh – and is the spiritual home of The Famous Grouse. In 2015 Glenturret jumped on the NAS-bandwagon with the release of the Triple Wood, Sherry Edition and Peated expressions. Today, I will try the second batch of their Sherry Edition. The first one, which I tried about a year and a half ago – was quite okay for an entry level malt.
Spicy and candy-like nose that reminds me of gingerbread, red fruit, cherry juice and something sour. Unfortunately there is also a big hit of cardboard, which I am not very fond of. And I can actually smell both wood and some baker’s yeast.
It is creamy and sweet on the palate, with again red fruit (even some gummi cherries from the candy store), with quite a feisty spiciness. Think cloves and a bit of nutmeg. There is also a big drying edge from the oak, which seems a bit loud.
The finish is its biggest trump card: long, warm, sweet and soothing. Now the oak whispers.
A touch different than the first batch, not bad nor worse. Quite okay as entry level malt, with a pricing tag to match.