TASTING NOTE: SMOKE from the PEAT FIRE envelops. Fresh CITRUS FRUIT, VANILLA, and light SPICE drift from the embers with hints of SEA SALT and smouldering HEATHER. 50% abv
Established in 1775 as a single malt distillery by John and Hugh Drummond, Glenturret was the first of several distilleries drawn towards the soft and pure waters of Turret Burn in the Perthshire countryside. The distillery has survived many tough periods in its three centuries, from US Prohibition in the 1920s to the Great Depression of the 1830s.
High quality malt is sourced from Simpsons Malt on the Scottish borders with the pure water coming from Loch Turret which is situated just 3.5 miles from the distillery. Malted barley is fed into the original grist mill to be ground until it resembles coarse flour. The mash tun is the last remaining hand-operated mash tun of its kind in Scotland, with mashing done by hand with a wooden rouser. This approach allows for greater control of the mash which in turn allows for more sugars and thus more alcohol.
The stills have a shape and size unique to The Glenturret Distillery. The tall wash still creates a very light spirit and the distillery continues to use traditional pot stills made of handbeaten copper. The most significant part of the Glenturret distillation process, is that they run the stills very slowly. This slow distillation helps to build sweeter, lighter characteristics in new make spirit. Stillmen use the skill and judgement built up over generations of experience to cut the spirit by eye using a hand operated spirit sample safe.
The heart of the run is pumped from the still house to the filling store, where the strength of the new make spirit is reduced by the addition of Loch Turret water before being hand filled into oak casks. The casks are stowed in the warehouse and left undisturbed until the whisky has matured to perfection.
We can ship Glenturret 10yo Peat Smoked Single Malt Whisky to all UK mainland addresses.
If you're delivery address is local (Eccleston, and most of the St Helens area) we will deliver on the same day you order. Alternatively, you can choose to collect it from our shop.
All other UK mainland deliveries are shipped out either the same day or next day (click here for cut off times and delivery charges) on a 24 hour courier service.
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