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Glenturret, 8yo

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Time for a new whisky ! I was looking around for a Bruichladdich, but without success. I decided to switch back to Speyside whiskies, and found the Glenturret. Only the 8 year old malt was available, so I knew this was going to clash with my previous experiences (Lagavullin, 16 yo). But this I wasn't prepared for :

The nose : fruity, sweet, strong hints of sherry. Definitely the taste I wanted to return to.
The taste : hello, taste ? Where are you ? Very weak, a light copy of the smell.

What a disappointment. This whisky certainly is way too young to enjoy. Good for cooking, or mixing in coffee and coke.

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If you're looking for a use for this, make it into a sidecar style sour cocktail:

6 cl Glenturret
3 cl Cointreau
3 cl Lemon juice, freshly squeezed

Shake over ice and strain into an ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Or, if you like Campari, try a variation on the Old Pal:

5 cl Glenturret
3 cl Campari
3 cl Dry vermouth (e.g. Noilly Prat)

Stir over ice and strain into an ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

Both cocktails can of course be drunk straight up (i.e. no rocks).

No need to waste it in cocktail sauce :)