The historic site of the Glenturret Distillery has been soaked in whisky since the early 17th century with early accounts of illicit stills and bothies since at least 1717. The one thing that those early bothies have in common with today’s distillery is that they all drew their waters from the cool, clear Turret Burn and used similar methods and equipment. Nothing has ever been ordinary about The Glenturret, Scotland’s oldest working distillery. Since its origins among the smugglers and illicit stills of the 18th Century, it has had some fascinating stories to tell. Whisky booms and prohibition might have ruffled its feathers, but The Glenturret scotch malt whisky, still made by hand in the traditional way, weathered all these challenges and has matured into an enduring brand that remains as the only traditionally hand-mashed whisky in Scotland.
The Glenturret Peated Edition delivers a heavy smokiness through the use of malted barley dried over peat fires, a taste akin to the whisky produced when the distillery first got its license in 1775.
A warm bitumen and freshly baked brownie aroma is followed in taste by a sweet, smoky flavour with slight salty notes. The colour of The Glenturret Peated Edition is a deep burnished gold, which is clear and bright. The aromas are of warm bitumen and freshly baked chocolate brownie. The flavours are sweet and smoky with slightly salty notes. The finish is long and lingering with soft peat.