Whiskybase
Overall rating
89.25/100
votes
69
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
23.06.1988
Bottled
11.10.2017
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
539
Number of bottles
231
Strength
50.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 Nov 2017 11:01 am by Candide
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 249.90

24 × in wishlist

69 × member ratings

116 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenturret 1988 SV

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.25 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose is not so mine, in the mouth I think that's great and the finish is pretty awesome.

    What could that be? Everything! Find the idea with the Clynelish but good.
    Objection: Wax note and Clynelish definitely fits very well ... but does the rest fit?
    No, not the rest, but you know, in principle it can be anything. At least I would get involved with non-Speyside, but that's also advised.

    So the mouthfeel is really awesome, exactly my thing actually. Nothing that kills you and a nice change from the tip of the tongue to the finish.

    Bourbon keg, I do not think so. Rather refill sherry or really any wine.

    Notes from a blind online chat tasting.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Bites something in the nose, otherwise very full, pear, fermented fruit, malt. Settles pretty fast, much calmer now. No more fermentation notes, at least barely, vanilla full, coffee! I had rarely in the nose so far. First warm a lot of lemon and beeswax. Is becoming increasingly acidic. The acid then goes back and he looks increasingly harsh with herbs, the fermentation notes come back too.

      After the first sip, the nose is now much darker. (My son thinks he smells like a Pils!). Acts now very civilized compared to earlier. Still, vinous notes are still in the nose, just not so fermented.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Prickling at the start, I clearly see it over 46%, at least 50. On the flavors side, first honey and herbs divide the field, with a few fruity accents. At first it could be pineapple, later it would be banana. Overall, very pleasant. I do not believe in the Sauternes. Nose yes, mouth no.

      The second sip is noticeably faster, otherwise the same picture becomes sweeter at the back.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Is much sweeter on the finish and is actually surprisingly long. Warms up nicely too.

      Second sip: Now puts a really very pleasant acidity on the palate. Now also developing an idea menthol.

  2. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nice thing. I can understand the hype. With a little bit of water he gets better again. Will be "warmer" and "waxy". The waxiness is very pronounced and even topped almost Clynelish, for example.
    • Nose
      Orange blossom honey. Marzipan. Almond flavor. Vanilla semolina pudding. Quittengelee. Apricot dumplings. Papaya. Hints of pineapple. Maybe also some lime. Little coconut. The spice of the oak stands out again and again. Something wax?
    • Taste
      Powerful start and very mouth-filling. Wow! Really a lot of wax. There was only a small memory in the nose, but massive in the mouth. Do I have a Clynelish in the glass here? I like it! In addition apricot jam. Dosenlitschi. Pear juice. Then it tingles and the oak says hello.
    • Finish
      Pear dish. Wax. Orange jam.

  3. fritzbrause scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Awesome Whisky. In a SMWS category i would say: "Old and Dignified". Tropical fruits, almonds, wood, wonderfully balanced. Fantastic value for money. Try it with water. Simply wonderful whats happening than. The Whisky opens up as a flower and all the aromas multiplied. 

  4. Othorion scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Delicious, old Bourbon barrel! Good PLV
    • Nose
      Cider, apple compote, freshly opened Haribo gold bear bag, a slightly sour note of apple cider vinegar, but it quickly vanishes, then come lemon, orange juice and some Mediterranean herbs, wine gums, now also pineapple and fennel tea.
    • Taste
      Creamy-oily mouthfeel, vanilla pudding with oranges, honey, green tea, slightly astringent, again gummy bears, pineapple, lemon juice and almonds,
    • Finish
      Subtle pepper, slightly nutritious, creamy, sweet and quite long

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    a delicious beautiful unexplaining Bourbon barrel paints as he likes me - price is again very ok, unfortunately not on barrel # 529 ran
    • Nose
      Dusty wood, green tea, fennel, thyme - a subtle - rising sweetness with cardboard and oak cabinet parts. With more time a delicate fruitiness with lemon, orange and a hint of pineapple - but the lemon dominates already
    • Taste
      astringent creamy oak, birch sap concentrate, tart (like champagne) sour, mouth-filling subtle sweet old lemon - geranium foliage, teen, beautifully aged, delicate, elegant and delicious but not particularly intense - with the second sip of canned pineapple (white gummy bears) and some apricot
    • Finish
      becoming drier, dusty wood, grape seeds, lightly dusted with baking cocoa - fine acidity, nice texture, some pepper

  6. kraeftigen scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Oily the glenturret runs into the glass. When I turn it, beautiful streaks are visible on the inside of the glass. The nose is wonderful. Nothing bothers. Nice caramel sweet with ripe fruits. A basket full. Yellow red blue ... and above all this sticky sweetness. The alcohol pushes everything forward nicely ... With time, everything is nice and round and it merges into a whole ... very, very good. It is creamy in the mouth and the turret dresses the mouth. The fruits and sweetness remain, the alcohol brings pepper with what harmonizes very well. There is also a beautiful oak that is not too intrusive. With water, he becomes a little tame as the counterpoint of alcohol takes a back seat. Since he is almost "liqueur-like" The finish is appropriate and sounds sweet. Very very successful and for me a whisky over 90 points .. J.

  7. lincolnimp did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This looks like a shared cask with this one

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/68755/glenturret-1987-dr#note-container

    But the DR was bottled roughly 2 & half years before with a slightly higher abv, so possibly this Signatory was left in the hoggy to be bottled at a later date??

  8. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet, honey, vanilla, light pear, melon and similar fruit, fresh but not pungent, in the background a fine oak flavor.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet and sour, a mix of ripe and unripe fruit, now more grapes and citrus, wax and fresh herbs. Tingles on the tongue, pepper, the oak answers in between.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium-long, sweet and sour elements, actually sharpness on the tongue, gets longer with every sip. Hardly bitterness.

  9. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      stunningly intense floral. Very dense with thick vanilla sauce, buttercups and honeysuckle. Pineapple and fresh grated coconut give something tropical. In addition clear wax notes
    • Taste
      the texture is extremely creamy, flaxseed oil mixes with beeswax and honey. Inlaid tropical fruits counterbalance present, spicy oak
    • Finish
      a bit tart with grapefruit and cocoa

  10. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This is how an old bourbon barrel-aged whisky must taste!
    • Nose
      It starts directly, great fruit bomb, freshly cut apple, marzipan, almonds, a little spice like in drops Maggi in the glass, creamy, a little vanilla, damp tobacco, nice change between the fresh apple notes and the fat sweet marzipan.
    • Taste
      intense, sweet, ripe creamy apple, marzipan, vanilla, oak as a tart counterpoint, grapefruit, a taste explosion in the mouth, that's really fun
    • Finish
      more oak on the back, but a good measure, long finish, warming, creamy, now again some fresh apple, almonds, nice

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018


Forgot your password?

Login