Glenturret Triple Wood Single Malt Scotch: What do you possibly say about a distillery that can boast about being the oldest distillery in Scotland and also the spiritual home of Famous Grouse? Not much but enjoy their triple wood scotch they’ve put together using American sherry oak, Olorosso sherry oak and ex-bourbon oak casks. On the nose: you’ll get a very strong waft of oak, followed by chocolate, oranges, a light perfume aroma and vanilla. There is also a slight suggestion of spices (mainly cinnamon). On the palate: it is very sweet and light, complimented with a beautiful creamy texture. Those chocolate notes nosed will start to filter through, followed by a musty, oaky flavour but strangely enough those initial strong oak notes are not as present. Those orangey, citrus notes linger in the background with a small kick of spice. The finish: is very smooth, with hints of the bourbon oak cask coming through and subtle peppery spices.
The verdict: A very interesting Scotch that has a good handful of flavours and is quite nicely balanced. However, it was quite interesting how towards the end that the bourbon oak cask started to dominate the sherry casks but this definitely balanced out those sweet notes. Glenturret Triple Wood doesn’t really require any water but if you do need to add some, then only add a little. I found when left to sit for around 10 minutes the notes and flavours were more intense as this allowed the whisky to breathe.
Glenturret Triple Wood Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been exclusively bottled for The Whisky Shop and can be found in-store or online at The Whisky Shop for £45, which in my opinion is an absolute bargain.