Glenturret Triple Wood Single Malt Scotch
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 yearts 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 let to a revamp of all of them, varying the expressions and upping the proof across the board.
Aged in a combination of ex-bourbon barrels and ex-sherry barrels made from both American and European oak, this is a delicate whisky that showcases the sweet and distinctively fruity style of Glenturret's distillate, bolstered by the unctuous character of sherry. Notes of candied orange peel, vanilla, ginger cake, cinnamon, and barley sugar, with just a kiss of oaky tannin lending depth. Bottled at 44% abv.
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.