Glenturret 26 Years Old 1986, 46.8% (Hunter Laing)
The independent bottler Hunter Laing (Yes, Fred’s brother) has started to work with The Edrington group and will start to release a series of Glenturret bottlings, starting with this 26-year old. The whisky is distilled back in 1986, my year of birth (just or your interests) and after that it fell asleep for 26 years in a bourbon hogshead. It got a natural colour and is not chill-filtered and bottled at 46.8% ABV which also is cask strength. So what do we think about this dram?
Cereals and spearmint with a lovely fruitiness together with a honey and citrus scent.
I find it very sweet at first, with some great mixture of lemon and apples before the malty notes welcome you to a taste of mint and honey with a spicy touch of ginger.
A medium-length with sweet lemon and spicy gingers together with some wet oak.
You have no idea, how much I was looking forward to try this dram. It’s always something special with whiskies distilled the same year you were born. I really enjoyed this dram being so fresh and delicate. It was the first dram I had after I moved to our new apartment and damn it was good. It’s a bit pricy but I would say it’s worth every penny.
*Sample provided by Hunter Laing & Co Ltd.