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Overall rating
88.55/100
votes
58
Whiskybase ID
WB103239
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Vintage
23.06.1988
Bottled
04.10.2017
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
533
Number of bottles
236
Strength
50.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L17/578
Bottled for
The Nectar
Added on
06 Nov 2017 9:06 am by lsy
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 196.75

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Whisky Reviews for Glenturret 1988 SV

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.55 points

  1. mothers_finest did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A sistercask of the 88er Glenturret 30th anniversary (cask 532). This one was bottled 9 months earlier.

    So everyone can decide for themselves, what is worth this 9 months of additional maturing time and the lacquered wooden box from the "Anniversary Turret".
    I would certainly not want to pay extra 150 bugs for this ...

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, intense fruit, pepper, then fresh thick vanilla, macerated almond.
    On the palate, we start again on a deluge of fruit passing from pineapple to grapefruit, return of fine spices, almond a little toasted, vanilla also returns in the end.
    In the finish, vanilla sugar, white peaches, and above all an incredible sweetness in the mouth, a cake with a cream pastry! An amazing elongor also in the glass.

    A bucolic dram, fresh, full of intense fruity scents, a favorite,
    • Nose
      basket of fragrant fruits!

  3. yggr scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. harriedv scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. lsy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. yggr scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Impressively Pleasant

    Neither Signatory nor The Nectar need an introduction, I think. So we’ll skip those pleasantries and move on to the bottle at hand: a Glenturret from 1988 that matured for no less than 29 years and was bottled at cask strength. It was presented at the grand Spirits in the Sky festival, where I scored a sample. Let us get to it!

    The first thing I notice on the nose is baby breath. You know: baby just got a puréed fruit mix and then burps right in your face. Charming, often funny, but also a tiny bit awkward. But also weirdly pleasant. Once that has evaporated – which is in the blink of an eye - it becomes a fruit bomb. Pineapple, pink grapefruit, gooseberries, but also almonds and buttercups. Soft vanilla. Very aromatic and inviting and to be honest impressively pleasant.

    It is – for its ABV – surprisingly soft. Quite creamy and mouth coating. Sweet, bright fruity notes (Fanta lemon!) upholstered with soft spices such as white pepper and liquorice. Ginger too. Becomes very sweet on peach in syrup, pineapple cubes and more gooseberries, but the whole is sprinkled with some candied sugar. Summery!

    The finish, which can easily be termed long, end with a sweet uppercut.

    Well, darn, who’d have thought Glenturret can be so beautiful. Thank the Maker this cask did not disappear into the Famous Grouse!

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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