Glenturret is not the most famous of Highland distilleries, while it is one of the oldest, founded in 1775. But I’m sure you’ve heard of the Famous Grouse before, which has its spiritual home here. In 2015 Glenturret also jumped on the NAS-bandwagon and released three new expressions: Triple Wood, Sherry Cask and Peated. I will try all three, starting with the Triple Wood which, as the name suggest, matured on a mix of American sherry and bourbon casks and European sherry casks.
The nose offers dried fruit, vanilla, caramel and nuts, but is not very outspoken. Rather ordinary, if you know what I mean. Nothing wrong with it, but it does not rock my boat either.
It is nicely creamy and spicy on the palate. Pepper, ginger and some liquorice. A unexpected salty touch, albeit all the way in the back. Reminds me a bit of pilsner beer. Very malty, indeed.
The finish is sweet, spicy and medium long.
The three different types of casks have given it some depth, but it still remains a little malt. Having said that, you can buy this for only 35 EUR, so that is bang for your buck.