Glenturret 2004

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Edition
Stated Age
12 years old
1st Fill Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
55.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Mar 2017 7:22 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 71,95

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129 × member ratings

138 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenturret 2004

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.77 points

  1. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A sherry whisky that has much more to offer than just sherry. I mean, still able to taste Glenturret. He does not need water, and without water I find him better too. That must have been a really good barrel, and I would have loved a bottle ...
    • Nose
      Overripe blackberries, red cherries, green apples, malt, summer honey, only later come ashy-spicy notes, what a nose! Later it will be creamier, with a hint of vanilla. With water a little less fruit, but malt and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Blackberries, lilac, coffee, a little oak, vanilla, ashen notes. More oak with water, less fruit. Prunes, hazelnuts.
    • Finish
      Espresso, still blackberry and red, ripe cherries. Long and fruity finish.

  2. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Quite an average and typical sherry maturation. A common, shortly seasoned sherry cask with a rich palate of several red fruits. Well balanced and pleasantly drinkable at CS.
    • Nose
      Warm sensation. Sweet and a tad sour. Berries, apricots and ginger. Pleasant, delicate and friendly without water. Doesn’t improve with water.
    • Taste
      Tasteful, warm, tingling. Quite agressive and a tad dry. Quite typical behavior for a whisky of this age. Does improve with water. A lot better accesible.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Initially quite heavy and spicy. After that Red fruits all over the place and quite soft at the end. Not the worst, not the best. With water a bit less spicy and a bit more herbal.

      In total I can’t say I’m blown away but it is definitely drinkable and tasteful. P/Q wise I wouldn’t buy it. There’s better whisky out there in this range.

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Erik1908 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    And there was this sudden hype of this Glenturret bottling. Close to 88 points at 125 votes. But given the first fill sherry cask, is this a typical "glen-sherry"?
    • Nose
      90 90
      Beautiful non-aggressive sweet and fruity sherry nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Warm mouth feeling. Overripe fruits. Chocolate-coffee flavors. Mild spices.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length. Sweet coffee flavors remain longest.

      Conclusion: thank God, no glen-sherry! Great Glenturret bottling.

  5. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very nice part, interesting wood juice and clove notes typical of Glenturret. Very well done, and the youth doesn't bother me here, he is quite individual and not as interchangeable as many other sherry malt

  6. WSP scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately, quite alcoholic and woody.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty, full and round. Covers roughly the same territory as many cask strength OBs (A‘bunadh etc) but overall a bit better, more mature and less spirity. Dark & spicy (American-oak) Oloroso bomb with plenty of barley / malt still showing through. Great value for money, too.

  8. JNuyts scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Waaauuuw, what a wonderful nose and whisky
    beautiful influence of the 1st fill sherry barrel.
    Totally fan!
    • Nose
      90 90
      cocoa, crème brûlée, caramelised, milk chocolate, marzipan, peach, orange zest, raisin
    • Taste
      90 90
      delicious chocolate, orangettes, very little bitter but very pleasant, pink bubblegum, does have the necessary power in terms of herbs, raisin, syrupy mouthfeel
    • Finish
      88 88
      nice sweetness that turns into spices and also bit bitter. Very nice transitions of the flavors, medium long finsh

  9. fgg scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Burned sugar, raisins, chocolate. Nutmeg, pepper.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Chocolate. The bitterness of the chocolate is nicely compensated by the sweet raisins and forest fruits.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium, bitter-sweet.

  10. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice single cask, good maturing. Sherry, wood and spices are intense.
    • Nose
      Sherry, caramel, vanilla, orange peel, cocoa, milk coffee, spices, wines and lacquered wood.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Big tannic oak. Forest fruits, citruses and chewing gum.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, oaky, bittersweet.


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