The oldest Glenturret so far as an original bottling, next to the brand new Maiden release from the end of 2020.
However, this costs 5 to 6 times as much. !!!
Therefore this vintage 30 year old from 1987 - 2018 is a real real bargain, although it is actually not really cheap. But even Glenturret of the same age from the independent bottlers either cost the same or are even more expensive.
Jim Murray awards 94 points here.
He calls this malt "on the edge".
From my point of view that is true.
Age-related at the upper limit.
But of wonderful balance, balance, great finesse and class.
All essential features and elements are super integrated, even if perhaps just a little.
Yes, there is a lot of old oak and its oak flavor in the finish. But neither over-dominant nor too intense.
Also not bitter, not unpleasant, not too sour.
Long and intense, but at the same time filigree, almost delicate, and very complex.
Otherwise there is a fantastic mix of rather light fruits and stone fruits such as apricot, peach, apple, gooseberries, slightly bitter white grapes.
Plus clearly everything from the citrus fruits, especially lemon and light grapefruit including peel, pulp and juice.
In addition, there are clearly nutty flavors, walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, marzipan, cinnamon, vanilla, toffee, and also to some extent tropical fruits such as pineapple and coconut.
In terms of age, actually at the limit, but the master distiller apparently just married the casks at the right time.
Very clear and unambiguous recommendation.