New Glenturret whiskies include 30-year-old

by Melita Kiely

The Glenturret, Scotland’s oldest working distillery, has released two limited edition single malts aged 25 and 30 years old.

The launch of the limited editions coincides with the release of the distillery’s 2022 core collection, comprising: Triple Wood, 7 Years Old Peat Smoked, 10 Years Old Peat Smoked, 12 Years Old and 15 Years Old. Bob Dalgarno, The Glenturret’s whisky maker, said: “Continually building on the relationship between our whisky drinkers and The Glenturret, the 2022 release introduces more American oak influence this year and our new 7 Years Old Peated Smoked.” The Glenturret 25 Years Old (42.2% ABV) is limited to 210 bottles and was created from three casks. Two European oak butts and one refill hogshead were used to make the whisky, which is said to be 'fruitful and rich'. There are 750 bottles of the 30-year-old available, each sitting at 42% ABV. The whisky stems from a Niepoort Portuguese oak cask, European oak Sherry and Moscatel casks. Triple Wood was aged in American and European oak Sherry-seasoned casks, and Bourbon barrels. At 45% ABV, the whisky has notes of peaches, cinnamon and vanilla, for which it collected a number of Gold medals in The Scotch Whisky Masters 2022. The 7 Years Old Peat Smoked (44%ABV) was matured in American oak Sherry-seasoned casks, and refill casks. The 10 Years Old Peat Smoked was aged in a mix of first-fill and second-fill European and American oak casks. It has been bottled at 50% ABV. The 12-year-old bottling (46% ABV) was aged in American oak hogsheads and European oak casks, to give notes of dried fruits and spices. Meanwhile, the 15-year-old (53% ABV) spent time in European oak to give a ‘complex whisky laden with dried fruits and spices’. John Laurie, managing director, said: “For centuries, The Glenturret have been producing some of the finest, small batch single malts by hand. “We are so proud to have built a team who are true experts in the traditional techniques we employ, and who share our values of passion, prowess and provenance. “It means that each year we release a new collection, we can build on the year before and release single malts that are even more special than the previous year.”