Alexander Murray Glenturret 30 Year Old 1986
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A delightful wee distillery in heart of Strathearn in the Highland region, Glenturret is quaint mix of one of the smallest and oldest distilleries in Scotland. Nested in the rolling hills amongst the trees, it’s hard to argue with its claim to being an age-old site of illicit spirit distillation – as early as the late eighteenth century apparently. Producing very small volumes of whisky for its owner, Edrington, and rarely seen as a standalone single malt, Glenturret has inherited a slightly anonymous identity over the years. Alongside this, the distillery’s simple and unsophisticated setup naturally yields faintly inconsistent spirit character. This makes Glenturret a jamboree of peculiarities and idiosyncrasies that are so interesting to the seasoned malt drinker. Profile of the spirit character dances between light and perfumed, however what’s usually guaranteed is intensity of flavor. Single malt releases are few and far between, and older vintages of Glenturret are particularly rare.