Scotland’s Oldest Working Distillery, The Glenturret, Announces Release of 2021 Range

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Crieff, 2 September 2021 – The Glenturret, Scotland’s Oldest Working Distillery, is pleased to announce the release of their new range for 2021. The launch comes after the incredible success of the 2020 Maiden Release and whilst the 2021 range consists of the same six expressions, each carries completely new whiskies.

The 2021 range has been expertly crafted by The Glenturret’s celebrated and highly respected Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno, who was recently presented with the accolade, Master Distiller/Blender of The Year, at the prestigious 2021 Icons of Whisky Global Awards. The new whiskies from The Glenturret comprise of: Triple Wood, 10 Years Old Peat Smoked, 12 Years Old, 15 Years Old, 25 Years Old and 30 Years Old. Each expression builds on the 250-year heritage of the distillery, which has placed traditional distilling methods and hand-crafted whisky making at its heart since 1763.

“One of the most beautiful aspects of Single Malt Scotch is that every cask delivers unique nuances in whisky aroma, flavour and colour. These differences can be driven from numerous sources: new make spirit character, cask – wood type, cask size, the spirit the cask has previously held; and the temperature, humidity and location of the warehouse in which the cask sits during maturation’’ explains John Laurie, Managing Director at The Glenturret. “When looking forward as a brand, we felt we had two choices for the 2021 range: the first was to use the skills of our Whisky Maker to take these different casks and replicate the flavour profile from last year; the second was to celebrate the uniqueness of our casks, as well as the skills of our Whisky Maker and his team and set ourselves the challenge of creating a different range each year, featuring subtle variances for the whisky lover to explore.”

When crafting the new range Bob fully embraced this challenge; everyone one of the six expressions is completely new for 2021. As John Laurie explains “In the 2021 range, you will find the same great quality you have now come to expect from The Glenturret, but you will be given the unique opportunity to compare our whiskies over their release years. The new 2021 range is the same ABV as our 2020 Maiden Release, except for Triple Wood, which we chose to increase a little this year as this was determined by Bob as the optimum for this whisky – the ABV at which the flavours are at their best. We prefer to present our whiskies at their flavour optimum ABV rather than a pre-determined target. You will also note a colour difference in this year’s 15 Years Old, which is more ruby than last year’s release – I love the
way the colour progresses through our 2021 range.”

The Glenturret’s ‘By Hand & Heart’ approach to whisky making means commitment to small batch production; stocks are precious, particularly of the 25 and 30 Years Old: only 204 bottles of 25 Years Old and 750 bottles of 30 Years Old are available in 2021, giving collectors and enthusiasts a rare opportunity to own a piece of liquid history.

The new 2021 Glenturret range will be available online at www.theglenturret.com from 28th July 2021 – the same day that The Glenturret officially opens their new restaurant, The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant, located at the distillery.

 

TASTING NOTES

Aged in BOURBON barrels, AMERICAN and EUROPEAN SHERRY casks. Notes of CANDIED ORANGE PEEL, SWEET VANILLA and rich GINGER CAKE. Hints of CINNAMON and BARLEY SUGAR with a touch of FRESH OAK.
Bottled at 44%vol
Natural in Colour

The Glenturret 10 Years Old Peat Smoked

SMOKING EMBERS on an open beach fire. A pinch of SEA SALT. DARKER SMOKINESS shows in glimpses. SOFT WARM SPICES and VIBRANT CITRUS FRUITS flicker in the flames.
Bottled at 50%vol
Natural in Colour and Non-Chill-Filtered

The Glenturret 12 Years Old

SPRINKLES of GINGER dance with BARLEY SUGAR. RICH OAK, SULTANAS and CINNAMON waltz slowly to a SOFT and CREAMY finale.
Bottled at 46%vol
Natural in Colour and Non-Chill-Filtered

The Glenturret 15 Years Old

TOFFEE APPLE and TROPICAL FRUIT. PEACHES in SYRUP with hints of COCONUT. VANILLA SPONGE layered with FRUIT and SPICES leads to a WARM finish.
Bottled at 53%vol
Natural in Colour and Non-Chill-Filtered

The Glenturret 25 Years Old

A lively introduction on the palate led by WOOD SPICES. OAK has a soft depth, clean at first then mature. A little ANISEED. CINNAMON BUN and SWEET PASTRY with a scattering of DARKER FRUITS. GINGER slowly mellows giving time for FRESHER FRUITS to appear with OAK, this time in a richer guise as it drifts to a SUBTLE, SWEET SPICY FINISH.
Bottled at 44.3%vol
Natural in Colour and Non-Chill-Filtered

The Glenturret 30 Years Old

TOFFEE BON BONS. DRIED FRUITS soaked in brandy. A CITRUS EDGE appears but only just with MILLED MATURE OAK. The OAK softens allowing VANILLA to come through as a CREAMY DESSERT. WOOD SPICES drift late coming alive on the palate. Wisps of GINGER, gentle CINNAMON and a dash of NUTMEG mingle with RICH DARK FRUITS. Harmonious. SWEET FRUIT and TOFFEE interwoven before OAK meanders to a gentle warm finish.
Bottled at 41.6%vol
Natural in Colour and Non-Chill-Filtered

About The Glenturret

Crafted at Scotland’s Oldest Working Distillery since 1763 entirely by hand in exclusive small batches, The Glenturret single malt is defined by its outstanding quality and exquisite taste. The Glenturret’s unique Provenance, Prowess and Passion create moments to treasure in spirit and glass. Located in the ‘Hosh’, Crieff, in the enchanting Perthshire countryside,

The Glenturret distillery has been undergoing a major refurbishment over the past year, including the new restaurant – The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant – which opened on the 28th July 2021.

For more information, please visit https://theglenturret.com/ / @theglenturretwhisky

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