Glenturret 30 Year Single Malt Scotch
Glenturret Aged 30 Years is made of from some of Glenturret's oldest and rarest stock. The 2022 release includes whisky that has been aged in a Niepoort Portuguese Oak cask that is itself over a hundred years old. This has been mingled with whisky finished in Sherry, Moscatel, and refill casks, then bottled without chill filtration or color added at a cask strength of 84 proof. The "extremely scarce batch" filled a total of only 750 bottles.
The Niepoort wood imparts tropical flavors of pineapple, mango, and banana, while the sherry and moscatel casks provide red fruit, chocolate, coffee, and brown sugar counterbalance. A decadent, delicious, and very limited whisky.
Glenturret Distillery traces its legitimate history to 1763, but can trace the operation of an illicit distillery on the same grounds as far back as 1717, when its position in a valley walled in on either side by two lookout hills served it well to avoid the authorities. In recent years it has largely flown under the radar, and was primarily used as a key ingredient in The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch. In 2018 the distillery changed hands and the Single Malts were given a bit more love and attention, which led to a revamp of all of them, varying the expressions and upping the proof across the board.
N.B. - Glenturret is also famous as the home to Guinness world record mouser cat, Towser, legendary for her nearly 30,000 confirmed victims over her 24 years.