Glenturret 1986 CA

Overall rating
88.51/100
votes
61
Whiskybase ID
WB113705
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
1986
Bottled
03.05.2018
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
210
Strength
44.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Gold
Added on
18 jun 2018 9:43 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 260.00

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Whisky reviews for Glenturret 1986 CA

13 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.51 points.

  1. PhamHa scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Kensay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Excellent drinking whisky, of course you expect more from 31 years old, but here the low degree affects, the whisky lacks density and brings a little aftertaste
    • Nose
      89 89
      airy creamy, prunes and raisins, dark chocolate
    • Taste
      88 88
      oil with prunes and a drop of lemon, a little spices and wood, a little lack of density, slightly watery
    • Finish
      87 87
      sour lemon, dry spices, some kind of metallic taste

  3. leapfrogboi scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Nose: Ginger bread, soya , cane sugar, Christmas fruit pie (blueberries), dark fruits canm be found earlier in the nose, with a bit of time, some fresher sweetness occurs in the likes of soda

    Palate: Honey syrup, carrot cake, ginger bread, blackcurrant, and more dark fruits. With a bit of time, lemon cream cake somehow appears in the mix and make this dram a bit lighter on the palate, though retains the same level of sweetness

    Finish: Medium long finish with a dark fruit oriented direction in the medium body dram

    This dram is rather complex because a lot of profiles are in the mix here, but nonetheless, the dram itself is quite incredible and its a delight to have.

  4. Willum scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. KonstUA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 22, finish 22, balance 22

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/09/14/bottle-polishing-summer-2018-medal-winners/

    Hosted by Mark Watt, this malt was introduced to me in May ’18, during a showdown tasting in Campbeltown between Cadenhead’s Jenna & Cameron – the Authentic Collection vs Small Batch. Jenna walks into a very warm & packed warehouse [#9?], to the music Take On Me, to huge [regimented-style] applause. Cameron enters wearing actual boxing gloves! Though a young peated whisky from The English Whisky Company was right up there, this was the most memorable whisky of the day [week].

    GOING IN:

    N: Abundant with dunnage-y fruits – apricots in particular appearing amongst a plethora of fruits in various forms – and oak-soaked fruity marzipan.
    T: Begins fruity again, also aspirin-y and later more firmly with waxy butyric hints. It’s somewhat thin but this is hardly a problem, more an observation – it’s never lacking and also dry yet never tannic. Furthermore, we have along with the aspirin quality, a metallic, earthy, coal-like ashy growth – all complexly layered/intertwined. Fruity & nutty with blanched almonds, macadamias and fermenting sherry rancio on the turn.
    F: Diminishing yet sustaining hollow/wispy finish, the thin-lightness continuing with a fruity [vanilla tutti-fruity, bubblegum and fig], wood-sweet [Viennetta] dessert –style disposition. Unexpectedly, fruity beer=cider tones conclude [on the night].
    C: With certain reservations to one side, this is a delicious drinker that will please people on many levels.

    Provisionally scores a B[+]

    FINAL REFLECTIONS:

    N: Consolidated fruity & fresh notes [laundry & hints of undiluted detergent], and emulsion icing to begin. Further notes speak of raisins, sultanas, apricots, figs, dried cherries, goji berries, banana, dried apricots>fig, hints of condensed lemonade [?], chalky grapegrassy, fruity > vanilla matured biscuit barley juice on the turn. Sometimes there’s way more fruitiness, assuredly pepper-seasoned with Georgian Churchkhela [link] making a move thereafter. Get the water right on arrival however, and it’s joyous sailing with an unexpected fruity-into-herbal complexity, coupled with say a chick-pea/chana dryness. A big yummy one.
    F: More waves of well peppered fruits, the maltiness bound within the whole. All the [waxy] fruity dry juicy vanillas to finish that stretch out long.
    C: Someone remarked ‘It’s great Glenturret because it doesn’t taste like Glenturret’. With delicious creases & loveable scars, it’s the malt I’ve been reaching for, for months. Same final score:

    Scores a B[+]

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/cadenheads-warehouse-tasting-battle-of-the-brands-part-1-2/

    Cameron’s up again. Mark jives that this is a lovely Glenturret, because it doesnt taste like one. The cask credited is a sherry hogshead, and it’s a cracker.

    N: Intense fruit vibrancy with all the apricots, jams & conserves [especially marmalade], dry-ish mango, aromatic spices,…..
    T: Easy drinking neat, it’s narrow yet concise, heading tincture/liqueur-like and also bone-dry. Not many malts carry that off.
    F: Maintains character & structure, and with a fair length given the constituents, on a dry fruity chew.
    C: A little treasure despite its limitations/flaws. I eventually found myself a bottle and polished it off fairly pronto [Blog].

    Scores a B[+]

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  11. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  12. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  13. kot1803 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  14. detachedblue scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This is a fruity, old sherried dram, It is very enjoyable indeed, an easy-drinking dram. However the low ABV felt a bit watery. Still in a good value.
    • Nose
      A touch of sulphur, modern sherried whisky, dates and jam
    • Taste
      Salty, oaky, creamy dates, leather, all you can get from a modern sherried dram.
    • Finish
      Drying tea finish

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