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Glenturret 12-year-old

Overall rating
84.71/100
votes
84
Whiskybase ID
WB167036
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2020 Maiden Release
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
European Oak Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L20 CB3 08485
Barcode
5060768210023
Added on
08 Oct 2020 8:39 pm by macog
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 54.82

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243 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenturret 12-year-old

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.71 points

  1. Wummy scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Delicate whisky that tastes good to me with a typical Glenturret character: tropical-floral-fruity with a very long finish. I recommend trying it
    • Nose
      Herbs, then dark fruits, oranges, light vanilla and honey
    • Taste
      First peppery, then distinctly tropical fruits and light floral notes paired with oak wood in interplay
    • Finish
      Very fruity and fresh, oranges, apricots, honey, pineapples and tropical fruits, very long finish

  2. WolfpackWolfcraig scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Thick oil, really full flavour. Real matured whisky flavour. Value for money. Same fullness as In structure I recognise at some Macallans. I think Glenturret is an undervalued distillery.
    • Nose
      90 90
      White chocolate
      Citrus
      Red oranges
      Wood
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily, full flavour.
      Grapefruits
      Peaches
      Honey
      Dades
      Wood
    • Finish
      87 87
      Honey
      Citrus
      Light eucalyptus

  3. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    (blind)
    • Nose
      Red-fruity, slightly scratchy, nuts, wood but slightly damp, damp, something like rubber
    • Taste
      The fruits are there, but not really fruity, but also the biting, moldy wood

  4. Totoro scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Almost completely wood-driven, and extremely herbal/tart, but very charismatic.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Say what you want, but this really is a different take on a twelve-year-old entry-level bottling. Very woody, to be sure, but also... interesting. As was to be expected, the tart, spicy and dark aromas predominate. I find branches and twigs, resin and tree sap, a sense of autumn leaves and damp forest floor, as well as essential oils of pine, fir and eukalyptus. No idea what was in those European oak casks before they filled them with spirit, but since there is not too much fruitiness, it doesn't seem like they were all ex-sherry casks (perhaps some virgin oak or wine barriques in the mix?). With time – once the brain begins to fade out the onslaught of oak – some dried fruit and nutty aromas emerge, as well as licorice root and bitter, overstewed black tea. Too tart and oak-heavy for my taste, but, you can't deny that they went against the (wood) grain with this one, and as a result produced a truly different 12-year-old that shows a lot of depth and character (though, it has to be said, very little distillery character).
    • Taste
      82 82
      There is some savory, slightly salty sweetness from the get-go, so here the ex-sherry casks do make their presence felt. I like that the oak, while super-present, is not "spiky", harsh or peppery, which could've easily happened, I guess. It's actually very mild for 46 percent, and the mouthfeel can well be described as silky, buttery, perhaps even oily. Tastewise there's cashew, caramel, raisin, honey, as well as all of the herbal and arboreal aromas that the nose already announced. Still way too tart, spicy, herbal and woody, but I'm impressed by the texture.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Very herbal, showing eukalyptus, camphor, rosemary, but also nicely oily and resiny, with some welcome berry-fruit sweetness, a good texture and staying power.

  5. HokkaidoUni scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Nose: raisins and red currant, baking chocolate, dried leather, some oak planks, a little salty, figs fresh and walnut oil, some varnish. With water more chocolate and coffee
    • Taste
      84 84
      Palate: raisins and leather and tobacco pouch, some fresh berries. Flatter with water.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Finish: a hint of bitter herbaceousness, sugar and leather and some flint. With water more bitter.

  6. Coldorak scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The “wood bill” added to the new make some depth and some typical and rich sherry notes. Nose and palate here tend to make this a Christmas dram, though honestly, don’t try to make me believe you wouldn’t drink that every other day of the year. It might have been a bit better with a slightly higher abv, though. Blind I would have said here it was bottled at 43% abv.
    • Nose
      85 85
      That’s European oak for you! Sherry notes of fig and dark fruits appear, but there’s also a slight citrusy side to it. Vanilla extract and caramel make you think American white oak was involved too. This is also slightly estery. Spices, cola flavoured sweets and dunnage warehouse.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet and spicy arrival, slightly oily. Whisky flavoured bitter orange marmalade, milk chocolate, charred oak, with some ginger, nutmeg and pepper. There are nasturtium petals again, and a glass of a tannic red wine.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Spicy and citrusy with oak in the background, medium length.

  7. The_Osprey scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Glenturret 12 (2020 release) 46%. At home on Christmas eve 2020. Definitely a sulphurous note on aroma, gas, vanilla, rounded old oak. Taste is woody, impression of cream soda, pale wood, spicy warming spirit, simple woodiness. Aroma is not great, but has a better taste - ok stuff 3.25/78

  8. Saftkenner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    An exciting bottling and at the same time a nice change from the more common sweet sherry representatives. If you like it spicy, slightly sour-fresh and also slightly astringent, you can buy it here.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very nice spicy but also fresh aroma of sherry.
      Dried orange slices, pomegranate, cranberries, fresh mint, dark cherries, European oak, vanilla, a walk through a coniferous forest by the sea.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Strong and sour. Well-integrated alcohol. Blood oranges and grapefruit, juniper, light tannins, European oak, pomegranate, mint, pepper, walnuts, cranberries.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Dry, medium-long finish. Grapefruit with a little oak spice, cocoa and light tannins.

  9. larswehmeier scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty and dangerously drinkable Dram.
    Looks much rounder, more mature and more balanced than the Triple Wood.
    • Nose
      Sweet, mild sherry-tinged nose.
      Fruit tea, cake, almonds, cocoa.
    • Taste
      Chocolate, a little bit of milk coffee. Very mild and tasty.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Pleasantly spicy, but much milder than the Triple Wood. Chocolatey.

  10. valasios scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

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