Glenturret 2004

Overall rating
87.72/100
votes
139
Whiskybase ID
WB93866
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Edition
Vintage
30.03.2004
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Cask
Casknumber
110
Number of bottles
590
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
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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Whisky reviews for Glenturret 2004

36 users have left 39 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.72 points.

  1. Roland7 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Fresh wood, mineral, bitters, ginger, roasted peanuts, raw dough, bread crust, bun, shortbread, caramel, honey, toffee, custard, apricot.

  2. Saftkenner scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great and also very harmonious bottling. Great drinking strength. No water necessary. To be honest, this bottling inspires me even more than the 30-year-old Glenturret (2018), which was unfortunately only bottled at 43.3%.
    • Nose
      87 87
      In fact, a typical Glenturret nose, and nice and strong at that. There are clear parallels to the 30-year-old that I have just opened. The alcohol is only very slightly noticeable.
      Peach, green apple, caramel, leather, tangerine, dates, gooseberries, overripe kiwi, strong oak spice.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very strong but not sharp. Good balance of sweet and sour. Tangerines, peaches, kiwis, leather, tobacco, hazelnut chocolate, very nice oak spice.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium to long finish. Orange peel, peach wine gum with a sugar crust, light nut chocolate, some leather.

  3. Killswitch scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Koning scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is no dark sheried one, the sweet yellow fruits dominate. The sweetness is countered by a bitter dryness after a while, but the balance could have been better.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A lovely sweet nose with sweet flowers, vanilla, citrus fruit, necatrine, apricot and honey. Some caramel and furniture polish give it more depth.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Starts on sweet vanilla, sweet citrus fruits and honey, followed by subtle spices and sesame seeds. It has a slightly bitter and dirty edge with a hint of sulphur and metal.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Sweet citrus fruits with sherry and soy sauce. It's quite tannic, but the dry finish isn't disturbing. Lingers on sesame seed and light leafy smoke.

  5. twinmike scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. dhillworth scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. RobbievdB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nice Glenturret! Although not really recognizable as one as the wood is dominant, this whisky is very tasty at an interesting p/q ratio. It offer loads of berries like raspberries, cranberry’s and blueberries mixed with cherries and syrupy caramel. I do get a slight hint of sulfur but that doesn’t spoil the fun at all. Alcohol could be better integrated.

  8. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Erik1908 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    And then 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.

  10. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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

  11. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.

  12. WSP scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  13. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.

  14. JNuyts scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Ed Radour scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  18. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  19. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Blindtasting:
    58-63 +% alcohol, a not red but sweet Sherry keg, Virgine Bourbon, cognac, rum I do not quite exclude ~ 10years maturation, I like it quite well - half a bottle I would certainly make - more than 50 ¬ I would not spend it - because then I get something more exciting with less bitter.
    • Nose
      grassy, ​​slightly tart wood notes, subtle sweetness with gentle vanilla, apple compote and overripe pears, sprigs dough - after the first sip it gets sweeter in the nose - also fuller and even gets a little bit of bitterness over time
      After a long time in the glass, cherries and rum pot blackberries spread - mainly sweet - no sour red wine barrel fruits - but subtle sweet flavors
    • Taste
      very soft, gentle start and then it bites a bit alcoholic into the tongue, which runs in heat and a mint note - nice sweet and syrupy it is - reminds me of young Virgine Oak SMWS Highlanders - but then it is missing because of the abundance of aromas - it's a delicious - sweet tasty dram - oak, vanilla, and honey balance nicely - it's stormy but nicely balanced - if there's any fruit here, then boiled apples and raisins - a splash of better rum in Streusselteig it could be the same
    • Finish
      the sweetness fades increasingly - hardly any dry oak spreads - spices, bitter substances, chilli, ginger, these flavors of freshly cut wood remain on the tongue for a very long time - a soft wax note is added - with further swallowing the bitterness accumulates up to the good ones Borderline of what I think is still nice.

  20. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  21. Shane_IL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This was a lovely sherried dram. Not over the top at all, wonderfully sublime and an excellent example of good cask choice. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for more like this one.
    • Nose
      Quite strong. Cacao. Milk chocolate. Pears in wine sauce. Varnished wood. Possibly a light sherry funk. Boiled sweets. Caramel.
    • Taste
      Toffee. Wine gums. Red fruits. Very sweet red apples. Wood spice. Some dry wood tannin.
    • Finish
      Long. Drying woods, slight bitter and deep fruit notes with a sweet toffee note.

  22. thijs100 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Always interesting how some cask strength whiskies can be extremely drinkable, while others (like this one) are a bit more of a challenge. Most people rate this a lot higher, while I think it is an okay whisky, but nothing earth shattering.
    • Nose
      Syrupy, with cherries, orange juice, and candy cane. A hit of fudge and caramel. Something slightly earthy as well, with subtle spices in the background. Quite prickly.
    • Taste
      A syrupy mouthfeel, but quite an aggressive palate. Spicy notes of cloves and black pepper, with cherries and cranberries, a hint of vanilla and cookie dough. A tad meaty.
    • Finish
      Sweet red fruits and spices.

  23. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Part of the Blind Tasting Competition 2017.
    • Nose
      Cranberry, fig, caramel, banana, vanilla and cappuccino.
    • Taste
      Cranberry, nougatine, spices, caramel, fig and a little sulphur. 
    • Finish
      Toffee, cranberry, cappuccino and banana.

  24. Macerik scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  25. DocF 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.

  26. DavidH. scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  27. mer1973 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  28. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Fantastic for this price...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  29. Dre73 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  30. Dre73 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Great dram! Despite the sharp alcohol it smells delicious, sweet, candyy. Complex, full, long finish, a real pleasure!
    • Nose
      Red fruit, honey. Pretty sharp alcohol, spicy, cinnamon, some candy-like, gummi bears, peach.
    • Taste
      Firm, tingling, pepper, spicy, sweet, honey, candy, peach, cinnamon, also chocolate now
    • Finish
      Light pepper, gummi bears. Long aftertaste. Wood. Peach, still slightly chocolate, later also some mint.

  31. Petrovitski scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  32. Jevan scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  33. Jevan scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A nice dram but not an earthshattering one. The colour was offputting as it suggested E150 which I would not have expected in a single cask. However, on scouring the Glenturret website and bottle I could not find the reassurring words "natural colour" anywhere yet Edrington use them elsewhere.

    That said, a pleasant dram at a good strength. Its main weakness would be its rather short finish. I will leave this to open a bit and see how it progresses. 85.
    • Nose
      Quite sharp and woody at first but then this gives way to some acetone notes with a hint of sweat. The wood is still quite dominant - freshly sawn Oak but there is some ripe fruit and mint underneath -peaches?

      With water some dusty notes appear with damp earth reminiscent of a dunnage warehouse and there are a few more fragrant, floral notes hiding.
    • Taste
      Lovely initial taste with a huge amount of spiciness - white pepper, clove, cinammon giving way to a malty and earthy mouthfulling taste. Consistency a touch thin however as it seems to fade fast.

      With water the wood becomes less dominant allowing the spices and malt to come through.
    • Finish
      Very short finish with light oak, white pepper and cinammon and a gentle hint of mint.

  34. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  35. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Lovely nose, really lovely. Unfortunately the development of the palate is much too short. A shame, really, with this ace selection of the sherry cask, this could have been an absolute stunner.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  36. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  37. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    a wonderful and elegant sherry whisky, beautifully crafted and selected, almost as good as 1995 releases of glendronach cask stregth, doesn’t oxidize very well though, but in terms or quality and complexity, this is a top notch whisky

  38. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  39. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

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