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