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Glenturret 10-year-old - Peat Smoked

Overall rating
84.50/100
votes
125
Whiskybase ID
WB165619
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2020 Maiden Release
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L20 CB3 08274
Barcode
5060768210078
Added on
16 sep 2020 8:56 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 51.67

33 × in wishlist

125 × member ratings

311 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenturret 10-year-old - Peat Smoked

41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.50 points

  1. dominikbraun scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose is interesting. Smoke and dark berries complement each other here, creating a fairly heavy, dense aroma. Behind this berry compote I find charred wood, even ash. I also like the keyword frankincense mentioned here. There are also polished wood, burnt caramel, boiled apples and subtle salty notes.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Smoke, spices and berries spread in the mouth. It's a dance of sweet fruits, sour notes and the smoke that wraps around a conglomerate of grapefruit, berries, citrus fruits and honey sweetness.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is long with smoke, oak and coffee.

  2. Captain Teague scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    ....never had glenturret in a glass that I remember. So let's see it's a smoked Highlander in blind tasting I would guess young Ledaig ib...

    (nose)-- the nose is very ashy some coal and earthy smell ( old houses and leather) some odd touch of Weihrauch but just in the back - not like you're sitting in the front row of the church...

    taste/ development..sweet... sharp, rough (alcohol) smoke, earthy dark Espresso / leathery notes, cacao and burnt sugar... ash some citral and salty notes.. later loads of white pepper (maybe hints of ginger but not too gingery) pops in .. finish medium to long.. ash, oak camomile (?) ..this is some dirty motherfucker in a great Decanter (think the glass alone is worth the 37 EUR) it looses a lot in development and finish...I may go up with the rating after some glasses we'll see.. definitely not my style of smoke atm

  3. The_Osprey scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Glenturret 10yo Peat Smoked 50%.

    30ml at home, Aug 2021.

    Pale dull orange.

    Aroma is spiced apple pie, charred wood, a touch of those thin dried seaweed sheets, peppery ... maybe some muddy wellies … but it's mostly all those other things I said before I lost the plot. Gets papery later on.

    Taste is very soft at 50%. I'm sure it would drink like water if it were diluted to 40% - they did the right thing bottling it stronger. It has a watery impact with some peppery flavours, leading to charred wood on the linger.

    This is perhaps the softest and easiest 50% whisky I can remember drinking. It's actually quite hard to discern flavours from it - other that those that come from the peat that is. Yes, some oily peat, some fumey smoke, char and burnt food bits scraped from a bbq. Quite a straight-forward sort of peat sitting on that easy watery spirit. No obvious cask character and no obvious base spirit character either. Just clean and easy peat smoke delivery. A good whisky without a doubt, with an almost unrivalled level of softness at the ABV, although not massively stand-out otherwise. 3.5/84

  4. Coldorak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This. Is. Good. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know I’m a peat head. But well, as I’ve already said, peat is God’s way to tell us “I love you”! This is good, this is fresh, this is complex with lots of layers and flavours to pick, a longer and calmer sitting with this would make me probably write twice longer notes, but for once I don’t want to publish this blog post too long after the tasting. Anyway. It’s cheap, while the Triple Wood might have been a bit expensive for what it offered, the five additional pounds here make you jump to another level. Definitely worth the price.
    • Nose
      86 86
      No doubt, peat was involved! Wood smoke, citrusy and fresh, this starts really well. Slightly salty, it also delivers vanilla and honey on the nose, Band-Aid plasters, and the feeling of walking inside a forest by the sea. It also makes me think of gin, maybe a juniper note? Reduction didn’t change much the nose, maybe a tad sweeter.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Surprisingly light arrival for a 50% abv, the alcohol doesn’t bite you at all. Soot, heavily charred oak, with a lasting sourness of roasted lemons, coffee grounds, grapefruit juice and ginger. The alcohol is very well integrated, it absolutely doesn’t require water. After a while, chocolate and ash appear. Water makes it slightly more peppery.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long on lemon, bitter orange, oak char, with a lasting warmth in the throat.

  5. Wummy scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    For me, a combination of distillery character and peat that is not the right one for me. As with all Glenturrets of the new Maiden release, I like that the finish is very long.
    I see the peat as an experiment, I wouldn't buy a large bottle.
    • Nose
      Rauchig, zimtig
    • Taste
      Ash, tobacco, slightly fruity-floral
    • Finish
      Fruity, ashy, tropical fruits and a prominent banana, long finish

  6. Jordanite scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    I seem to have been less convinced than many other reviewers here. The experience is marred by relatively prominent rubber notes as well as a background floral/varnish note that I also find in the GT 12yo. A dirty peater that is not bad per se, but falls short of the Islay benchmarks.

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Phew, I'm surprised. Delicious, are there wine barrels in there? Can't complain, also OK in terms of price. Exciting.

    Blinsample.
    • Nose
      Young fruity notes on the nose, something lactic acid, yogurt, the peat is still so blatant, but not only in the background. Over time, oak that has set, somewhat vinous, also tart, even if the distillate still looks quite young overall.
    • Taste
      Very strong in the mouth, peppery, only a little sweet, immediately pine resin, oily peat, some fruit.
    • Finish
      The finish is long on strong smoke, tart oak, menthol, some wine aromas, plus a slight sweetness, but rather dry smoky notes.

  8. Dutchdram scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Ofcourse peat and smoke to start with. A great campfire is starting to develop in my nose and afterwards some ashes. Notes of salted meat and sea-salt. A sweet note of vanilla. After a while I smell fruity notes like lemon, apples and peaches.
    • Taste
      Peat and smoke. Complemented by ashes and salt. A soily taste with leafs and wet oak follows up. Not much fruit on the palate, but a note of apples. Some leather, followed by a hint of plasters. At the end some burned caramel and espresso with sugar.
    • Finish
      Medium-long. Smoke and ashes, accompanied by a little note of white pepper. The leathers lingers on and at the end some vanilla.

  9. LeChiffre scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very tasty stuff, the smoke and the increased drinking strength suits this Glenturret well. A really nice bottling for the price of 45 euros.
    Delicious drink for the house bar without hurting your wallet.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. whiskyclick scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    If you like Springbank, I think you'll love this. It's dirty and sweet. Nothing to complex, but very powerful and everything is good integrated.... and for this price it's a really great VFM

  11. Stef89 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Quite a nice and tasty smoky malt that hardly does anything wrong, but also cannot offer too much.
    Most of it is made by the aromatic smoke in connection with the strong but never intrusive honey / fruit sweetness.
    • Nose
      86 86
      In the first moment, smoke arrives. A bit resinous, but otherwise quite harmonious and round smoke. Hardly anything of the alcohol can be felt.
      A nice sweetness is followed by light fruit notes like red apple and vineyard peach. Somehow the furry of the peaches is there too. Now some alcohol comes through too.
      All in all very "fat", "dense" and tasty but not too much to get out of
    • Taste
      86 86
      Heavy smoke is followed by a strong kick. Not overly alcoholic but with a lot of thump.
      The sweet but also the slightly furry one lays on the tongue. The fruits come to the fore. Honey and a saltiness comes through. Again tasty but unfortunately not particularly complex
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is relatively long. But that's because of the 50% and the smoke. The rest is done by the always present, light sweet.
      The weakest link in the chain

  12. larswehmeier scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Very interesting bottling.
    Exceptional smoke aromas that are much more reminiscent of charcoal smoke and peat smoke.
    Spicy, peppery finish. Great alcohol strength.
    • Nose
      Sweetish, light charcoal smoke. Fresh citrus note on top. Meaty impression behind it.
      After the first sip, fresher and more maritime.
      With a lot of time it becomes more and more fruity. Lychee.
    • Taste
      Pleasant oily consistency. Lots of charcoal smoke. Tastes like a day on the grill. Perfectly integrated alcohol. A bit peppery on the palate and at the end of the tongue.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Peppery. Spicy. The smoke is slowly subsiding.

  13. praisethepasta scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I am quite enjoying this one. What I like specifically, is the fact that despite the intensity of the initial meat- and peatnotes, this is a ‘young’ and delicate 10 year old whisky. It doesn’t overwhelm you with layer after layer of new notes popping up and disappearing again. To be clear, I’m not suggesting this is a bad thing, as it has this crisp, spirit driven freshness to it which is rather pleasant
    • Nose
      84 84
      rather bold initially, but that’s a bit of a façade as this is actually quite delicate in my opinion. There is a nice balance between the peat and fresh fruit, dominated by citrus notes (mostly lemon, but definitely some light orange there as well and some grapefruit).This reminds me of wine gums as well, with a clear honey note counterparting the sourness from the citrus . It’s underneath, however, that it gets interestingly complex as there’s a floral-herbal touch to it, leading into a (decaying) vegetal light funk note. After a drop of water everything marries together nicely, but it also mellows out the light funk, making it ‘easier’ but possibly also taking away some of its complexity.
    • Taste
      85 85
      again things start of rather robust. It has this meaty/savoury and slightly dirty arrival you can also find (far more outspoken) in the heavily peated Kilkerran. The second impression brings a big wave of ashy peat and cigarette smoke which rather overtakes everything going all the way through into the finish, and makes for a dry, mouth coating texture. Here a drop of added water does help restore some of the more subtle elements as it tones down the ashy smoke and peat to allow the soft floral and honey and the citrus to reappear.
    • Finish
      82 82
      the ash note dominates the dry, medium long finish which brings a hint of saltiness to the party. The added water does little to change that.

  14. kikkerneve scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  15. rozzy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Still somewhat surprised about the quality of this whisky, in a positive sense. I don't mean anything by that but just didn't expect it from this Highlander.

    Delicious, restrained power in the aroma. Enters subtle but is clear on smoke, citrus and sweets.

    This is also clearly reflected in the taste in a pleasant way. Spicy, fruit (sweet), smoke and honey.

    The finish is good, just long enough.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  16. volta1313 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    N21 P20 F20 B20

  17. Schusti_94 scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    It was my first Glenturret. Maybe I should have gone for a "typical" non-smoky one first. This has not really convinced me of the distillery. But it's mainly because smoke and sweetness don't form a symbiosis in my opinion. Smoke and spice dominate too much.
    • Nose
      81 81
      The smoke is clearly perceptible. Plus a distinct sweetness. Citrus, Shortbread, Vanilla. Also some salt and pepper.
    • Taste
      77 77
      Very peppery. The smoke shows its "stinky note". The 50% are well integrated. I wouldn't recommend water.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Medium length with notes of pepper, oak and coffee.

  18. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Floral. Peat combined with mimosa flowers. Quaffable and balanced.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  19. KB201 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The 10-year-old Glenturret Peat Smoked is the smoky bottling of the Highland distillery. Glenturret is the oldest operating whisky distillery in Scotland. In 2020 the core range of four bottlings and the design were revised. The noble decanters were designed by the new part owner of Glenturret, the French luxury goods company Lalique.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Smoking embers on the beach campfire, with a pinch of sea salt.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Still smoky with warming-soft spices.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Strong citrus and smoke notes.

  20. Sporx scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Smoke, Sherry, Acid, Vanilla

    taste
    Sweet, spicy, some spiciness, bog

    finish
    Medium length, sweet, dry smoke

    direction 86

  21. Izzino scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    For me, it's a nice, sweet smoke. With a very pleasant light character. I am very satisfied. And as MArtin writes and Andrej and I had the previous Glenturret peated us we had, it was a weak whisky like tea. I had no expectations from this model, so I could only be surprised by what happened. But later in the after taste, something bitter, slightly disturbing

  22. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Short notes from an online blind tasting.

    That was great.
    • Nose
      Colour:
      gold

      Nose:
      Very sweet and slightly smoky. Some clove spice and slightly cheesy. A bit musty and light berries. Sage and gummy bears.
      With a little time in the glass, more earthy and ashy. Coal wood and juniper. Bay leaf.
    • Taste
      Soft, sweet start. Then the alcohol comes around the corner. Still nice and sweet with subtle, ashy smoke. Vanilla and herbs and slightly meaty. Sweet paprika. A bit of plums and lemongrass. Waxy and forest honey.
    • Finish
      Very long. Ashy and meaty. Nice waxy and pleasant sweetness.

  23. JNuyts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  24. Whizkas scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    A peat smoke driven , malty, somewhat earthy malt, which comes across as relatively young
    • Nose
      78 78
      Smoked peat, grainy, malty
    • Taste
      82 82
      Warm, smoky, peaty and malty; licorice
    • Finish
      82 82
      Gingers; peaty smokiness; some bitter aftertaste

  25. riegerjonas scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    2021-05-28: update, a bit nicer on the nose, sharpness has completely given way
    2021-01-03
    • Nose
      87 87
      wonderfully fruity, fresh citrus fruits, vanilla, peach, orange, light smoke, grapes, passion fruit, sweet shortbread biscuits with hail sugar, slightly musty but fresh
    • Taste
      86 86
      Smoky, peppery start, soft, creamy, caramel, after a while in the half-full bottle it becomes much softer, no longer sharp
    • Finish
      86 86
      spicy and chocolate, cocoa

  26. bvrsky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  27. JNuyts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  28. Cipidos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  29. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 70 points Super Administrator

    The peat is different than expected. I had some peated Glenturrets before and I liked them but this one has more of burned wood smell which I don't like. It reminds me a bit of Dreifaltigkeit from Säntis.
    Tastes a bit young for 10 years.

  30. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Warm smoke, bacon, ham, cool, slightly musty, some leather, lemon, pine needles, wood and now and then a hint of vanilla comes through
    • Taste
      Apple, some honey, lemon, smoked ham, nuts, a touch of chocolate, some wild berry jam, a little bit of ash on the back

  31. claymore84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 02-18-2021.

  32. Knie did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Ralfy:

    https://youtu.be/eSNhl2JDpTg

  33. rpvdwel scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  34. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      phenolic smoke, light alcoholic heat, dark berries, behind the smoke a slight sweetness and a little vanilla
    • Taste
      85 85
      light sweetness, soft, less smoke than expected, berries, a little cocoa
    • Finish
      85 85
      Smoke, oak, a little sweetness, only a little fruitiness, quite long

  35. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  36. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The smoke goes into the herbaceous corner. With blueberry yogurt. Pancakes with maple syrup. Also very dark toasted wood. Slightly sour oak.
    Quite an interesting smoky malt. Don't think that's bad.

  37. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      79 79

  38. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    nice interesting malt. Especially the nose is very interesting. Nice interplay of aromas in this malt. It's definitely worth the money.
    • Nose
      Wow! Intense nose at the beginning, very smoky but with a different smoke than from the Von den Islay malts, for example, has something of incense, then aromas like burnt or charred wood, then a lot of berries, spicy, very interesting nose
    • Taste
      a lot of smoke, spicy, again a lot of berries, becoming slightly sour, some pepper, again charred wood, consistently a nice change in the aromas
    • Finish
      Smoke, spicy, slightly sweet, becoming a bit bitter, oak is combined with light chocolate notes and coffee. A long time

  39. ThorstenH scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    As expected, the other new Glenturret bottlings are completely different. Unfortunately, the smoke pretty much covers the fruit notes.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  40. Carlos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    In my opinion it has a good price-value, decent smoke, ideally to start with peated Whisky if somebody doesn't have much experience yet.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  41. WLUO scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

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