Glenturret Celebrates 240 Years

The Glenturret Distillery near Crieff is marking its 240th anniversary by launching a range of single malt whiskies. The Distillery makes whisky to be used in The Famous Grouse blend but is also releasing a number of single malts into the market.

In this celebratory range, which is to be the Distillery’s core range, there are three whiskies: The Glenturret Sherry Edition, The Glenturret Triple Wood Edition and lastly The Glenturret Peated Edition.

While the Sherry Edition has been aged in both American Oak and Spanish seasoned Sherry casks, the Triple Wood has been aged in European and American Sherry Oak casks and then in American Bourbon Oak casks and the Peated Edition has been made with malted barley dried over peat fires.

The flavours of the three varieties is therefore quite different, with The Sherry Edition described by Glenturret as “having the flavour of puff candy, aromatic sandalwood and sweet spices”, The Triple Wood as “cedarwood, cinnamon coated marzipan and coconut and The Peated Edition as “sweet, smoky flavour with slight salty notes.”

Stuart Cassells, Glenturret’s Distillery Manager, says that they have focussed more on the taste rather than the age of the whisky and that the result is a traditional Scottish product, which has been made by just 5 pairs of hands in the distillery.

Earlier this year Glenturret released a ‘rare’ 28-year-old single cask, which sold out within weeks of release to consumers across the world.

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