Glenturret special edition malt is a hit with whisky connoisseurs

Image1The Glenturret has proved to be a whisky connoisseur’s favourite after making it into Scottish Field magazine’s Whisky Challenge Grand Final.

Scottish Field’s judges have nominated The Glenturret Sherry Edition malt whisky to go through to the final of this year’s prestigious Whisky Challenge, a competition which subjects some of the country’s finest Scotch whiskies to a set of expert taste buds.

The next step is for the Sherry Edition, one of a trio of malts hand-made at the Glenturret Distillery in Crieff, to be included in a blind tasting by the judges. The results of the Whisky Challenge will then be published in a supplement to the December issue of Scottish Field magazine.

The Sherry Edition was launched last year as part of a new range of single malts that highlight the versatility of Glenturret’s small batch processes with three distinct flavor profiles, to celebrate Glenturret Distillery’s 240th year. The range, which also included Triple Wood and Peated, marked the return of Glenturret to the market after years of being a key ingredient in The Famous Grouse blend.

The Glenturret Sherry Edition has been matured in both Spanish and American oak sherry-seasoned casks, delivering a sweet spiciness with a soft oak background.

Stuart Cassells, general manager at Glenturret Distillery, said:

“The Glenturret Sherry Edition is special to us because it helped relaunch The Glenturret, reinforcing Glenturret Distillery’s unique heritage as Scotland’s only remaining producer of hand-mashed whisky. We’re thrilled that it appears to be special to Scottish Field’s judges too. Let’s see whether this gem of a whisky goes all the way to win the competition.”

The Glenturret Sherry Edition retails at £45 and is sold at The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret distillery, both in the shop and online. It is distributed in the UK by Gordon & MacPhail.

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