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 Sherry Cask Edition has been matured in Spanish oak sherry seasoned casks, delivering a sweet spiciness with a soft oak background.
This whisky has the colour of deep burnished gold which is both clear and bright. Homemade syrup sponge meets the nose with a sweetness and warmth that invites you in. The taste is of puff candy layered with aromatic sandalwood and smooth, sweet spices. The finish is medium sweet, has good length and a lingering spiciness.