Review #1517 – Glenturret 29yr Signatory Vintage 1989

The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Glenturret, and bottled by Signatory Vintage after 29 years of aging in a bourbon cask. This was bottled without filtering or coloring at cask strength, and was selected by the Luxembourg Whiskey Society. I did this sample blind, courtesy of a friend, and was given the reveal when I handed in my notes. Let’s dive in.

Review #1517 | Scotch Review #516

Distiller: Glenturret

Bottler: Signatory Vintage

Brand: Signatory Vintage

Selection: Luxembourg Whisky Society

ABV: 44.9% ABV

Age: 29 Years


Nose: Buttery biscuits, sweet honey, toffee. Fresh baked bread, pepper.

Taste: Thin on the palate, lots of apple, pepper, vanilla bean. Doughy. A little heat, not bad. Pepper presence grows a bit with time.

Finish: Medium in length, some heat. Apples, fresh baked bread, pepper and honey. The tastes it leaves are nice, but not super complex.

Overall: I’d bet anything this is a Compass Box Great King Street but it feels a bit hotter than those normally are. I’ll guess scotch, 7-11 years, 45-49% ABV, mostly bourbon maturation. Reminds me a lot of the same young waxy profile as clynelish,glenturret,dailuaine, etc. This was revealed to me to be a 29yr Glenturret, aged in bourbon casks, at 44.9% ABV. So I got the maturation, came sort of close on the distiller, and was sort of close on the proof. Womp, better luck next time.

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Rank: 5


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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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