As you might expect from Scotland’s oldest working distillery, The Glenturret has quite the history associated with its whisky-making process. As with most Scottish distilleries, The Glenturret cultivates a family-like atmosphere, with techniques and knowledge passed down from generation to generation. Obviously, no distillery can operate at the highest levels of quality without significant dedication on the part of its staff. So, to honour its skilled workers, the brand has created a limited-edition whisky called ‘Prowess’.
Master Blender, Bob Dalgarno personally paid tribute to all those involved in the whisky making process, from the coopers making the barrels, the farmers who grow the barley, warehousemen etc. He stated “many hands touch the life of a whisky, each with a skill honed over time; true craftspeople, adding a chapter to the story as it passes them. This release is a celebration of these individuals who contribute to the process, a trophy in their honour.”
This is the second release in The Trinity series of Provenance, Prowess and Passion, which are at the heart of the distillery’s convictions to ensure decades of knowledge and craft in the whisky making world are still here in years to come.
The Glenturret Prowess is bottled in a stunning Lalique decanter which pays tribute to the master artisans who have worked at the distillery since 1763. The whisky itself is drawn from two casks, one of which was filled in in 1987 and the other in 1988, and blended together by Master blender Bob Dalgarno.
Having been cask aged for 33 years, the whisky was bottled last year in an exquisite crystal decanter designed by Lalique’s artistic and creative director, Marc Larminaux.
Commenting on the design of the decanter, Larminaux noted that he;
“took inspiration from the emotive iconography of trophies which celebrate success and prowess in a given field of pursuit.”
“This elegant and distinguished decanter represents the skills of our Lalique artisan crystal makers and the craftsmanship of the whisky-making team at Scotland’s oldest working distillery.”
The blend has scents of wood spices, aromatics and oranges that transition into liquorice, raisins, and chocolate with a hint of crème brûlée. The finish is clean and oaky, with lingering flavours of ginger, rich fruit and vanilla.
Limited to just 320 bottles, the Prowess will retail for £11,800 (US$14,350).