The Glenturret 2020 Maiden Release Triple Wood Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
As the name suggests, 'Triple Wood' comes matured in a combination of European and American oak ex-sherry casks, as well as ex-bourbon casks. Grainstore, toasted muesli and malt extract on the nose, gaining a fruity definition that’s almost ‘Linkwoodian’ in weight and character; Peaches, pears, light cinnamon and faint beeswax are here, and repeated on the palate too which has an (almost) crunchy, fresh orchard fruit feel to it. Full bodied, with a lovely sprinkling of wood spices at the malty finish, this is cleverly composed whisky, in the camp of 'all-rounders' and the most approachable of Glenturret's new line up. 43% Alc./Vol.
Other reviews... The obligatory NAS, aged in ex-bourbon, ex-American oak sherry, and ex-European oak sherry. Colour: gold. Nose: I believe it's kept some Glenturretness, with this singular mix of shoe polish, mustard and balsamic vinegar, on the other hand it is ten times less feinty than older makes, and not cardboardy at all. Notes of pipe tobacco and cigars, pinches of wok spices, pine resin, a little metal polish, then a growing menthol. Intriguing and certainly reminiscent of a walk in a fir forest. Mouth: a big boy, spicy and sour (in a good way). Cracked pepper, then really a lot of tobacco, with some mustardy walnuts and touches of turmeric and ginger. Cranberry chutney. Finish: I was expecting a little game, it's there right in the finish, with all the rest. Comments: a pretty spicy proposition. I'm not sure they changed the recipe, but I sure like this way better than the older one at 40%. 82 points - whiskyfun.com