Review #1325 – Glenturret 7yr Scotch Universe 2010 Hydra II

The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of peated spirit distilled at Glenturret and bottled by Scotch Universe. This particular expression spent 10 years maturing in a Ruby Port wine barrique before being bottled at cask strength, with no coloring or filtering. Lets dive in.

Review #1325 | Scotch Review #470

Distiller: Glenturret

Bottler: Scotch Universe

Selection: N/A

ABV: 63.2% ABV

Age: 7 Years


Nose: Tons of wine and syrupy fruits. Toffee, vanilla, raspberry, black cherry, lime, strawberry. Super super wine forward. A malty sweetness.

Taste: Thick and syrupy mouth feel. Lots going on. Heat is really well tamed for the proof. Cherry, raspberry, lemon lime, blackberry. Mild smoke, faint oak, lightly ashy.

Finish: Long, lovely blend of peat and sweetness here. The ash, light burning wood note and the charcoal minerality blend nicely with the sweet fruits. Heat is very much in check here also which is great.

Overall: Huge fan of this one. Easily my favorite of the series. Nicely done folks.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7


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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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