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Overall rating
88.30/100
votes
69
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
14.05.1980
Bottled
02.2012
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
MoS 12008
Number of bottles
192
Strength
42.5 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
18 Mar 2012 9:08 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 149,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenturret 1980 MoS

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.30 points

  1. Toffie76 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not my cam, but I understand the craze of some for this dram.
    • Nose
      Overdose. A confectionery in bottle. A little too sweet for my taste. We are not very far from some Glen Keith in a way. A lot of vanilla, vanillin.
    • Taste
      The start is shy but a fruity explosion just behind. The development is rather complex, with again many exotic fruits such as lychee and an almost vinous character in the manner of a mellow white wine. Then appear too ripe bananas and pineapple. Quince? It's a marmalade, actually. The addition of water makes the whole too unstable and reveals an unpleasant bitterness.
    • Finish
      Slow fade out nice and cereal

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very nice, I would have liked to spend more time there. (Note written on a sip, tasted during a tasting evening) Enthusiasm 4/5 Whisky n ° 1580
    • Nose
      Oh, the beautiful hazelnuts! With beautiful fruits behind.
    • Taste
      Delicate and melted, it lacks a little spice.
    • Finish
      Round, balanced and fruity.

  3. goran scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    From Whiskyfun:

    Glenturret 1980/2012 (42.5%, Malts of Scotland, bourbon hogshead, cask #MoS 12008)  Sorry, no picture yet. And only 42.8%? That’s even more intriguing… Colour: pale gold. Nose: yep, that’s Glenturret. This strange combination of fern and mud is quite striking, wet clothes, saltpetre, chalk… Becomes even flintier then, with whiffs of cigarette lighter. There’s also notes of oranges that are slowly starting to rot, moist plaster, a little plastic and soap… I know, all that sounds a little weird but I find it much better balanced than older offerings that I could taste in the past. After ten minutes, some whiffs of menthol and camphor come through, and then more ‘clean’ oranges. In short, no textbook malt whisky but I find it very pleasantly ‘different’. Mouth: cleaner, fresher and fruitier, without all those oddly mineral touches this time. Oranges, mangos and a little angelica, also honey and vanilla, before it starts to taste almost like some very strong mead. A bit of green oak in the background. Finish: fairly long, with a wee saltiness. Orange marmalade on brioche. Comments: a very good surprise, and that’s an understatement.SGP:552 - 86 points.

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    N: dusty, fruity - blackberries, mint, bees wax, some glue and chocolate
    T: orange and bitter fruits, creamy and saw dust
    F: coffee, bitter - orange peel and spices

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    While the nose did not convince me, the palate made up for a lot. Very
    drinkable. It will take about 120 EUR out of your whisky budget, which is still
    50 EUR less than its 3 year old brother. But then, that one is a lot more
    complex.
    • Nose
      The nose is light and fragrant on honey and sweetened eggwhite, also
      known as marshmallow. A touch of lemon grass, too. Some vanilla. For some
      reason, I cannot get yellow flowers with loads of pollen out of my head. After
      a while I get some sweet chewing gum and caramel. Strawberries in a carton box.
      Interesting, but not enough to really entice me.
    • Taste
      It is pretty creamy, like caramel candy, with a lot of orange. Reminds
      me a bit of the Compass Box Orangerie whisky liqueur. Cookies, filled with
      orange marmalade and covered with pure chocolate. Very sweet, but very pleasing
      as well. Better than what the nose announced. The spices speak more loudly now.
      Cloves and cinnamon. The tannins are not annoying whatsoever!
    • Finish
      The finish is rather short, very sweet on a pinch of cloves.

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