1987 Glenturret 28 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Old Particular" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

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It's rare to see a 25 year old whisky for less than $150 these days, and even when we do see the occasional bottle our first instinct is often to ask: what's wrong with it? Understanding that natural reaction we had to ask ourselves: how will people respond when we offer them a 28 year old, single barrel, cask strength, Highland single malt for $89.99? We're hoping you'll be excited because we're absolutely thrilled! Glenturret isn't a household name among whisky drinkers, but for those in the know it's part of the Edrington portfolio: the group that owns Macallan, Highland Park, and Glenrothes. Glenturret is also considered the oldest distillery in Scotland, having been founded in 1775, and today it's the home of Famous Grouse: the world-renowned blended whisky in which it plays a large role. This 28 year old expression has reduced naturally down to a perfectly-drinkable 46.4% ABV and has the richness, oiliness, and concentration that only mature whisky can offer. It's full of brandied fruit, resin, supple caramel, and creamy malted goodness. Despite its old age, the whisky is surprisingly lithe and light on its feet. By no means is this a heavy, full-bodied number, but rather a classic Highland whisky with plenty of barrel-aged complexity. For the price, it's a no brainer.

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By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/11/2016 | Send Email
This 28 year old is more than worth the price for those who like a mature single malt. In the nose it is soft and inviting with a kiss of honey. In the mouth it is on the drier side with a subtle interplay of savory and spice. This Glenturret is joyful and delicious and a pleasure to explore.

By: Andrew Whiteley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/9/2016 | Send Email
I'm not so concerned with the age, as with the quality. It feels like David is cheating somewhere, but the proof is in the pudding as they say. Rich and oily, but not overpowering, this whiskey shows the undeniable marks of time. Sweet and supple it has the mouth feel of a softer grain whiskey but it's loaded with candied fruits and malted caramel. This is truly a great deal.
Top Value!

By: Dave Genevro | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/9/2016 | Send Email
Tons of dried fruits, balance, richness and expressiveness.  

By: Heather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/8/2016 | Send Email
This whiskey might be the steal of the year! Though you probably suspected that when you saw "28 year old" at this price. A word about the scotch though--this is not for someone who wants an over-the-top, rich, dense, sweet style of whiskey. The power here is couched in elegance and subtlety. "There is no faking age" as we often say, and its quite true here. Age expresses itself quite uniquely in different whiskeys, and the expression here is one where the underlying highland character shows through quite clearly in a great marriage of layers of decaying exotic spice, full, oily texture and elegant dried fruit and toffee notes.

By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/8/2016 | Send Email
I'm expecting hundreds of people to buy this whisky based on the age and the price alone, but if you did stop to take a deep breath and read the specifics, here's what you're buying: a soft, naturally-reduced, supple, round Highland whisky with oily richness and plenty of ripe stonefruit that's been caramelized over time. It's not ultra rich or ultra dense. This isn't old Glenfarclas or old Macallan. It's a different animal, but man is it lovely. And for the price, it's a true luxury you can afford to drink more often than just the special occasion.

By: Andrew Stevens | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/8/2016 | Send Email
Take a look at this again, yes, what you are seeing is correct. This is a cask strength 28 year old whiskey that is on the shelf for $90. That is almost insane, however, none of that matters unless what is in the bottle is actually worth the price. In this case, it is and more besides. This whiskey opens with a round, complex nose. The Sherry casking here brings its nutty richness to the whiskey that play against the floral and vanilla notes. In addition the age of the whiskey gives it a complexity that can only truly happen when it has been allowed to sit and mature. Smooth, clean, notes of spice, complex yet elegant, this whiskey will not last long.

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Malt

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Scotland

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Alcohol Content (%): 46.4