The 2021 range has been crafted by The Glenturret’s whisky maker, Bob Dalgarno, who was recently awarded Master Distiller/Blender of the Year by the Icons of Whisky at its global awards.
The new whiskies from The Glenturret are comprised 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.”
Each of the six expressions in the range 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.”
Stocks of The Glenturret’s 2021 range are limited, 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 is available online here.