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Glenturret 10-year-old

Overall rating
80.25/100
votes
97
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label (2012)
Barcode
5010314040406
Added on
28 Nov 2012 2:54 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 53.23

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97 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenturret 10-year-old

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.25 points

  1. DB1965 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A very successful bottling of this undervalued distillery. Exciting!
    • Nose
      83 83
      Slightly spicy, lots of vanilla, citrus, fruity, almonds and slightly malty
    • Taste
      84 84
      Rich and oily, vanilla, honey, ripe apples, melon, toffee, almonds
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium sweet aftertaste with again vanilla, ripe fruit, almonds. Later a spicy bitterness from the oak.

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    Sample brought home from a distillery tasting.
    For an entry level malt from a Highland distillery it is not bad.
    Somehow they managed to make something that does not scare the novice neither deter the more experienced.
    • Nose
      80 80
      A subtle basic whisky nose.
      Mostly barley/cereal with a twist of citrus.
      A little sour apple and strangely enough potato peel.
    • Taste
      82 82
      At 40% the pallate is like the nose; subtle and basic.
      Would probably have been so much more interesting at 46%, but as it is, it's still a decent carefree sipper.
      Clean with some vanilla/honey sweetness.
    • Finish
      81 81
      A small pinch of spice.
      Some firm darker notes, leather like, at the very end, wich unfortunately comes a bit quick and last a bit too short.

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Famous Grouse, only better. Mildly soft, round, fruits, sherry, sweet, good drinkable, but unspectacular.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Smells young on the nose and the palate is a little flat but it has a nice sweet finish to compensate.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Falnor scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      74 74

  6. Whisky101 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Well worth having a bottle in your collection.
    • Nose
      Complex, sherry, light fruit, not deep (not like fruit cake) 
    • Taste
      Clean, wonderful taste, much more than you expect for a 10 YO. Tropical fruits, sherry and quite dry. 
    • Finish
      Long and dry. Still some tropical dried fruit. 

  7. SilentBeing scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    A very pleasant traditional whisky with a good development and a surprisingly long finish. Sadly seems to be discontinued in favor of various NAS-releases.

    84/100 (neat or with half a teaspoon of water)
    • Nose
      Vanilla and cereal notes dominate. Some citrus-zest and a hint of pineapple and almonds. A few drops of water intensifies the cereal and almond notes.
    • Taste
      Very delicate and pleasant arrival with a lot of vanilla, honey and melon. Then increasingly spicy and with some darker fruits coming up; oranges, sultanas, raisins.
    • Finish
      A gentle sweetness of melon and vanilla in combination with spice and a light oaky bitterness. The oak fades quickly, while a subtle mouthwatering sweetness persist surprising long.

  8. vojt466 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    It's not really bad, but somehow it did not catch my heart.
    • Nose
      Enough subtle - vanilla, caramel, nuts, a little earthy, fresh fruit hidden in the background along with a bit of spice. A little greed, I had to give the time to open, it was a lot weak
    • Taste
      In the flavor of vanilla, cereal, perhaps even some earthy. Later, oranges, lightly pears, and underlying very fine spiciness are beginning to appear. All in all, it's so soft to creamy
    • Finish
      From the beginning, sweet, later drying - matures together with fine pepper spice - medium long

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    N: Ok, I'm not a big one for telling tales but the Glenturret tour guide couldn't tell the difference between this and the Famous Grouse after he got in a right muddle during pouring. It was a fair number of drams however but I had to put him right, nosing alone - and it was only my first day! I'd like to think I could sniff out a NAS blend from an aged single malt, but in all honesty they didn't smell too far apart. In time however the differences between them became more apparent. This showed its light cereal driven commitment with a few sultanas, rounded fruits and orange peel.

    T: Light on the palate, not juvenile although a little spikey at first, neat that is. Far more bourbon led than the sherry-heavy Grouse.

    F: Medium finish, a little dry with heathery cereal, chocolate and a little copper-herbal at the death.

    C: it's a neutral, gently matured, cereal led single malt, perfect for blend - which is what Glenturret do, well done. This Glenturret is ‘the heart’ of Famous Grouse apparently, or so the marketing driven distillery tour would have us know. Let’s try that blend, not sure i ever have before WB.

    Scores a D

  10. Fight65 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

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