Glenturret 12 Year Old 46% Scotland
Formerly owned by Edrington, where its whisky was mostly directed to filling out the malt component of The Famous Grouse in days gone by, Glenturret occasionally popped up in the portfolios of independent bottlers, but was otherwise unknown. Recently sold off to Lalique, Glenturret has been reborn, and - as you might expect given its new owners - with some pretty gorgeous glass bottles. With Bob Dalgano, formerly of Macallan, taking the helm as Master Blender, we had high hopes for this and we weren't disappointed. This new 12 Year Old expression is bottled at 46% and showcases the influence of extended barrel maturation with a nose of sultana, fruitcake and warm, baking spices. The palate is creamy, unctuous and rich with tropical fruit and demerara sugar with a finish of dark chocolate.