Archive GLENTURRET 30 ans 1988 30th Anniversary S.V

GLENTURRET 30 ans 1988 30th Anniversary S.V 52,4%

Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Highlands, 70cl, Ref: 55206

Founded in 1775, Glenturret, which as originally called Hosh Distillery, is the oldest distillery in Scotland. It produces a single malt destined primarily for the famous blended scotch Famous Grouse. Distilled on 23 June 1988, this version wonderfully embodies the deliciously herbaceous, abundantly fruity and deeply malty character of this south Highland whisky. Original in more than one way, it overflows with unusual flavours and aromas that are perfectly integrated into the rest of the palette.

Profile: the fresh and heady initial nose is mentholated, fruity (melon) and medicinal (balm). It then develops a more rustic register (dandelion). The fragrant attack is covered in a thin layer of caramel. The mid-palate is exotic (mango, pineapple), spicy (saffron) and aquatic (water lotus). The fleshy finish is resinous (pine) and also exotic (mango). The end of the palate is mentholated. Single Cask no. 532 – Hogshead.

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  • Appearance : deep golden yellow.
  • Nose : fresh and heady. Refreshing thanks to its mentholated and fruity (canary melon, candied cherry) character. Heady thanks to its malty (malting floor), camphoric and medicinal (balm) notes. Upon closer inspection, the palette of aromas sits atop a thick pedestal of ginger, strong spices and salted butter caramel. Allowed to breathe, courgette flower, cucumber and even dandelion gradually come to the surface.
  • Palate : unctuous, fragrant. Also covered in a thin layer of salted butter caramel, the attack is characterized by a wonderfully pure expression of gooseberry and wild strawberry. The mid-palate then ventures to more exotic (pineapple, mango), spicy (ginger, saffron) and stewed (apple, Mirabelle plum, greengage plum) lands. The end of the palate is aquatic (water lily, water lotus).
  • Overall : Long, fleshy. The start of the finish is like biting into perfectly ripe white grapes. A fine note of pine resin brings lots of sap. Keen to leave for new fruity adventures, the retronasal olfaction reveals exceptionally fresh notes of mango and melon. Finally, making sure nothing is left out, the empty glass reproduces the entire aromatic palette, adding notes of aniseed and noble wood.
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The brand

By Hand & by Heart*, telle est la devise de The Glenturret, l’une des distilleries les plus emblématiques des Highlands. Fondée en 1775, elle est la plus ancienne distillerie d’Ecosse. Attachée à produire un whisky dans la plus pure tradition écossaise, la distillerie met en valeur le bois, les céréales et la tourbe pour créer des whiskies aux profils riches et variés. La dernière gamme de The Glenturret fait ainsi vibrer avec intensité 3 nouvelles versions ; Sherry Edition, Triple Wood Edition, Peated Edition, pour le plus grand plaisir des amateurs de single malt. *La passion au service du savoir-faire
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Merchant

Although the independent bottler Signatory Vintage cannot claim to be one of the oldest in Scotland, it has managed to build up an extremely solid reputation amongst the great malt connoisseurs. The creator of the famous range The Prestonfield and many other well-known ranges, it is best known for its un-chillfiltered and cask strength bottlings that offer amateurs the chance to enjoy their whisky in its most natural form. It was also one of the first independent bottlers to acquire a distillery and now offers a growing number of expressions of one of the most artisan single malts available.

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A l'occasion de son 30e anniveraire, Signatory Vintage nous livre une sélection de ses 26 plus beaux fûts, choisis parmi des milliers. Les single malts de cette collection, en provenance des distilleries les plus prestigieuses d'Ecosse, sont chacun mis en carafe à parti d'un fût unique, à leur degré naturel, sans filtration ni coloration, afin d'en préserver tout le caractère. Chaque bouteille est numérotée à la main et signée, dans la plus pure tradition de Signatory Vintage.
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