Glenturret 1987 DL

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Particular
Stated Age
28 years old
Refill Hogshead
DL 11028
Number of bottles
51.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 jan 2016 4:28 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 174.68

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9 × member ratings

16 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenturret 1987 DL

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.86 points.

  1. Macheye scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is a great example of a well-aged Glenturret. There’s tons of character in amongst the mature aromas and flavours. You’ll need to quite like wood and wood spice in particular to get the most out of this, but to my taste I find all the elements extremely well-balanced and sympathetic to one another.
    • Nose
      Pronounced and showing off its age well with tons of polish, brass, wood spice and quite a dry and dusty character. Whilst the aged notes are firmly in the driving seats, a touch of sweetness is provided by warm sugared corns, orange peels and golden syrup. The wood spice is quite evident, but still manages to give a little freshness in the form of pine. The addition of water dulls down the polish notes and heightens the orange with some pleasant spice.
    • Taste
      Viscous and mouth coating. The palate is much sweeter than the nose initially implies. It’s also more malty too. Cask influence is heavy again with polish and spice in the form of cinnamon, clove and some lovely gingerbread notes. Water reduces the viscosity (boo), but adds to the maltiness.
    • Finish
      Long and packed full of varnish and spicing.

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  3. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Idyllic 'Turret and exemplary example of an under appreciated distillery.
    • Nose
      Huge body with a deep rich nose of sweet autumnal leaves and sweets.  Library dust and old leather bound books.  Treacle tart and sweet malt bread.
    • Taste
      Deep body of rich malt and wood spices (think mace and clove) with a long sweet creamy palate. Stewed fruit and almost boiled sweets.
    • Finish
      Long finish shows off the depth of wood spices and trailing vanilla sweets. Holy cow it's long though, malt and oak spice balanced with vanilla cream and wood polish.

  4. kimmosuo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80


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