Glennturret Triple Wood

Glennturret Triple Wood

Glennturret Triple WoodImage courtesy of Flock Creative

Mashtun notes:

This is the first of a ‘triple header’ as we begin to review the new core Glenturret range. We’d like to thank Anna, Sarah, Stuart, and Lucy for supplying the samples for review. We buy 99.9% of the drams we review it was much appreciated. Anyway on with the review and as it’s a ‘triple header’ where better to start than the triple wood.

The nose on this, as the name suggests, was quite woody with oak and wood shavings coming through. It was also sweet and floral with hints of banana bread, walnuts, and lemon cheesecake. The nuttiness and citrus notes carried forward into the palate and were then complemented by lighter oaky notes and hints of honey and orange. The finish on this is short and spicy with some lovely malty cereal / biscuit flavours at the end. The colour was light and it had a soft dry finish. Letting this dram breathe brought out more herbal notes on the nose, and we all decided that no water was needed.

Overall this is a pleasant bright and light dram. It may not be the most complex whisky you will ever drink but it’s sweet, easy to drink, subtle, and has a lovely dry finish. It would be a great dram to give someone to start their whisky journey, and we could dram away at it all night.

Glennturret Triple Wood

A combination of American sherry oak, European sherry oak and American bourbon oak casks have been used to create the distinct oaky flavour of the Triple Wood Edition.

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 Notes: 43% ABV – Glenturret Triple Wood £45 per bottle at time of tasting.

Glennturret Triple Wood

Nose:

Sweet, oaky, apples, and walnuts

Palate:

Citrus, sweet, slightly nutty, oaky, and gobstoppers

Finish:

Fairly short with nice malty notes at the end

Colour:

Golden

Texture:

Creamy

Air:

Doesn’t do much

Water:

Didn’t add any

Overall comments:

Smooth, easy to drink, subtle dry whisky. A nice addition to the range.

Glennturret Triple Wood

Nose:

Oak, banana bread, lemon cheesecake, almonds, raisins, light highland toffee

Palate:

Nutty and citrusy notes carry through to the palate. Not much complexity

Finish:

Cereal biscuits on the medium-short aftertaste

Colour:

Light amber

Texture:

Soft, slightly dry mouthfeel, tanny

Air:

Doesn’t do much

Water:

I expected a little water would open up the palate but it had little effect

Overall comments:

This is a pleasant, bright and light dram, not so complex but nicely-balanced wood flavours as the name suggests.

Glennturret Triple Wood

Nose:

Sweet, floral, copper, sawn oak and grass

Palate:

Hints of honey, orange peel with a little pepper coming through at the end

Finish:

Short that goes from a little peppery to a metallic end

Colour:

White Wine

Texture:

Light and slightly dry

Air:

Bring out more of the sawn oak and grass on the nose

Water:

Didn’t add any, for me it’s balanced enough

Overall comments:

I think the guys at Glenturret are due a pat on the back for a good bit of blending of flavours. Well done.

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