The Glenturret limited edition single malt, Fly’s 16 Masters Edition, has been awarded a SILVER in the International Spirits Challenge 2017: the most authoritative, respected and influential spirits competition in the world.

The limited edition, which is still available to purchase, was dedicated to Fly the distillery dog, discovered in a photo unearthed at Glenturret Distillery of 16 stillmen and their dog which dates back to 1905.

Fly’s 16 Masters Edition is one of the extra special whisky releases to come from the small Perthshire distillery since the craft whisky brand was revitalised in 2015. Only 1,740 bottles of this rare 16-year old single malt were released last year on World Whisky Day.

The single malt has been described by leading whisky reviewer, Jim Murray, as “unmistakably Glenturret”, receiving the Liquid Gold Award in his world-leading whisky guide, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2017, with a total score of 96 out of 100.

The International Spirits Challenge Tasting Awards comprise of blind tastings by panels of more than 50 respected and experienced industry professionals. Judges assess products according to their age, region and variety and award a score for its aroma, appearance, taste and finish. Scores are collated and recorded by the category chairman before Trophy, Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals are awarded.

Stuart Cassells, general manager at Glenturret Distillery, commented:

“The Glenturret Fly’s 16 Masters Edition was a very special whisky release, dedicated to the skilled craftsmanship and traditional values we still hold here at the distillery today, and the heritage behind The Glenturret. It’s fantastic that the passion to create exceptional whisky the traditional way has been recognised with a Silver ISC award.

Stuart continues:

“With only a small number of this limited-edition whisky remaining from the initial release, these will make a great Father’s Day present for the whisky lover.”

The Glenturret Fly’s Masters Edition Tasting Notes:

 Appearance: Warm in your belly sun kissed amber hue

Nose: Lightly perfumed, citric, newly cut flowers, hints of marzipan, old leather, popcorn

Palate: Long and lingering, mature fruit notes, black cherries, mocha coffee maybe even espresso

Finish: Vibrant, well-aged, good balance, easy to drink

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