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Overall rating
88.03/100
votes
40
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

€ 285.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenturret 1986 CA

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.03 points

  1. 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[+]

  2. 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[+]

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  6. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. kot1803 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. detachedblue scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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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