These are very limited through regular supply.

 

This is a limited edition bottling of Glenturret single malt Scotch whisky, released by the Famous Grouse to celebrate Scotland hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The casks used for this release were laid down in 1986, which was the last time Scotland hosted the Commonwealth Games.

 

The Glenturret whisky, a key ingredient in the Famous Grouse blend, was selected by Master Blender Gordon Motion and bottled in 2014 at cask strength. A rich nose, packed full of tropical fruit notes, leads to a honeyed palate with hints of melon further on. Go team!

A release of 1,800 bottles.

 

This limited edition 27 year old Highland single malt was laid to rest at the Glenturret distillery in 1986 and bottled to commemorate the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014. Bottled under The Famous Grouse label at a natural strength 46.4% ABV, this is one of just 1800 bottles complete with presentation case.

 

Glenturret 1986 27 Year Old, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games (STK0003)

£750.00Price
  • Nose

    Classic long-term matured, low-ABV (mainly) ex-bc nose, with plenty of fudgy caramel, milk chocolate, pollen, cloudy apple juice, ripe pear, vague florals, as well as a somewhat incongruous, softly lactic side. Glenturret is such a wacky spirit – at times there's even a whiff of sautéed onion drifting in and out. A bit of leather and beeswax tell you that this had been going toward 30 years in oak. There's a peppery spiciness flashing through occasionally, but apart from that, it's all very mellow, smooth, and laid back. Soft but beautiful, with enough character to make up for the lack of oomph.
    89 points without, but almost 91 with a drop of water.

    Taste

    The pepper is there initially, but then the wood oils wash over it and a creamy, waxy, fatty texture takes over. A bit of calvados and/or cider in the beginning, then sunflower oil, fatty pork rind, beeswax, honey, spices (thyme and parsley, perhaps?) and sweet (as opposed to sour) orange juice. Delicious, smooth and as well-rounded as a pebble washed smooth by the tides.

    Finish

    Respectably long, but not very intense, certainly less pronounced than the previous markers of old age on the nose & palate had me expect. Still waxy and spicy, with rsin and licorice root and some soft tropical fruit notes, but it's a bit faint.