Glenturret debuts 2021 single maltsBy Nicola Carruthers
The Glenturret has released its 2021 core range of Scotch whiskies, including a new Peat Smoked bottling.
The launch of this year’s expressions follows the release of Glenturret’s new core collection in 2020 and a refreshed design. It has been created by Glenturret’s whisky maker Bob Dalgarno.
The new range comprises of six new whiskies: Triple Wood (44% ABV), 10 Years Old Peat Smoked (50% ABV), 12 Years Old (46% ABV), 15 Years Old (53% ABV), 25 Years Old (44.3% ABV) and 30 Years Old (41.6% ABV).
John Laurie, managing director, said: “One of the most beautiful aspects of single malt Scotch is that every cask delivers unique nuances in whisky aroma, flavour and colour.
“These differences can be driven from numerous sources: new make spirit character, cask – wood type, cask size, the spirit the cask has previously held; and the temperature, humidity and location of the warehouse in which the cask sits during maturation.”
“When looking forward as a brand, we felt we had two choices for the 2021 range: the first was to use the skills of our whisky maker to take these different casks and replicate the flavour profile from last year; the second was to celebrate the uniqueness of our casks, as well as the skills of our whisky maker and his team and set ourselves the challenge of creating a different range each year, featuring subtle variances for the whisky lover to explore.”
Each expression carries the same ABV as the bottlings in the 2020 line, apart from Triple Wood, which has been increased from 43% ABV to 44% ABV.
Laurie added: “We prefer to present our whiskies at their flavour optimum ABV rather than a pre-determined target. You will also note a colour difference in this year’s 15 Years Old, which is more ruby than last year’s release – I love the way the colour progresses through our 2021 range.”
The Scotch producer said stocks of its whisky are limited, particularly the 25-year-old and 30-year-old bottlings. There are only 204 bottles of Glenturret 25 Years Old and 750 bottles of Glenturret 30 Years Old available this year.
Triple Wood offers notes of candied orange peel, sweet vanilla and ginger cake. The 10-year-old bottling provides warm spices and citrus fruits, while the 12-year-old single malt has hints of oaks, sultanas and cinnamon.
Glenturret 15 Years Old is described as having toffee apple and tropical fruit, as well as layers of coconut and vanilla sponge.
The 25-year-old features a palate of cinnamon bun, sweet pastry and dark fruits. The 30-year-old bottling has a ‘citrus edge’ with notes of oak, vanilla, wood spices and toffee.
The whiskies can be purchased online from The Glenturret’s website.