While it might not cost more than a new Maserati (nor a Jaguar E-Type in decent condition for that matter), the latest release from Glenturret might very well make you blush. The Glenturret Prowess, the second bottling in The Trinity Series, was just unveiled with a price tag of £11,800 (a little under $14,400 USD).
Created by Master Blender Bob Dalgarno, the whisky is drawn from two casks- one filled in 1987 and one filled in 1988, both bottled in December 2022 at 33 years old. The release is limited to just 320 Lalique decanters.
“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,” said Dalgarno. “From the coopers who build the casks, the farmers who grow and harvest the barley, the distillery team who mash, distill and fill the new make spirit to cask, the warehousemen who keep watch over the maturation and the whisky maker who selects and decides on the destination of the spirit. This release is a celebration of these individuals who contribute to the process, a trophy in their honour.”
The crystal decanter was designed by Marc Larminaux, Artistic and Creative Director at Lalique, and inspired by those many skilled hands that helped create the Scotch.
Tasting notes include wood spices, aromatics, and oranges, which provide the background, while a thread of soft liquorice runs throughout. Raisins, chocolate, and hints of crème brulee add to the narrative, while ginger, rich fruit, vanilla, and notes of clean oak deliver the finale.
Bottled at 43.9% ABV, the Glenturret Prowess is priced at £11,800. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
In December 2020, the Glenturret unveiled Provenance, the first limited-edition single malt in the Trinity Series, which is a collaborative series with Lalique.