The Glenturret recently announced it is releasing its Core Collection for 2023, made up this year of eight signature whiskies.
A statement from the whisky maker noted that for the first time, a 35 Years Old expression will join the range, this one made from a single European oak Sherry butt chosen for its complex personality.
Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno is responsible for The Glenturret’s collection, this after his four decades in the Scotch industry led him to be inducted in the Whisky Hall of Fame last December.
For the first five whiskies in the 2023 core collection, they are the Triple Wood, the 7 Years Old Peat Smoked, 10 Years Old Peat Smoked, 12 Years Old, and 15 Years Old.
Joining the five new expressions are three highly-limited single malts, the first a 25 Years Old. It was created from six casks stowed in The Glenturret’s traditional Dunnage warehouses for a quarter of a century, including a European oak which brings fruit, aromatic spices and oak notes. Then there’s an American oak cask, which adds sweetness and vanilla with the refill casks offering touches of citrus.
The distiller noted that there will only be 210 bottles of these available worldwide.
The Glenturret 30 Years Old, which is limited to 500 bottles, comes from a European oak cask that imparts a rich fruit flavor combined with hints of brandy and ginger; a Port pipe that brings a warm ruby hue and touches of red fruits; then there’s sweeter notes of tropical fruit salad and bananas brought on by The Glenturret’s new make spirit added by two American oak hogsheads.
The final new expression in the 2023 release is the 35 Years Old, with only 185 bottles available. The liquid comes from a single European oak Sherry butt, which alongside the expected character of dried fruits, spices and oak features notes of tropical fruit and vanilla.
John Laurie, The Glenturret’s managing director, said that the passion, time and energy that has gone into each of the expressions the team’s created is something that they are quite proud of. “We release a new collection each year, trying to create something special each year, so hopefully our customers will enjoy the new 2023 Collection as much as we do.”
The new Glenturret range is available at select retailers and distributors and online at www.theglenturret.com. The Extremely Scarce collection (the oldest bottles) will be available for pre-order sales, with bottles available for delivery in late summer.