Distillation Year: 1997
Bottling Year: 2009
This is the single malt bottled as The Singleton for the USA market. It is Glen Ord for Asia (See our 18 year old Cask Strength Glen Ord by Blackadder) and Dufftown for Europe.
The Glendullan Distillery was established in Dufftown in 1897 and rebuilt in 1972.
Water is supplied by springs in the Conval Hills and the distillery is owned by Diageo.
The whisky is toffee sweet on the nose with hints of vanilla and malt. The taste is fruity and
rich with bourbon sweetness and a slightly peppery finish. This bottling has been done at cask strength and without the whisky having been chill–filtered, thus retaining the full flavour of the bourbon cask in which it has been matured.
Independent Review from Whiskyfun:
Colour: pale straw. Nose: same spirit as the Signatory, only at cask strength, which does not make any differences in this context. Maybe the apple peelings are a notch louder, so to speak, and there’s a little more linseed oil. Maybe the higher strength? Let’s see… With water: same spirit as the Signatory. I’m proud of my reducing skills!
Mouth (neat): crisper and fatter at the same time and this time it IS the higher strength. Lemon and icing sugar plus grassy spices and herbs. Maybe a little sorrel, which is funny. With water: goodness, we have the same whisky as the Signatory once again.
Comments. The label (and Robert Burns) say it, this is ‘An honest bottle’. Oh, I just noticed that both 1997s are sister casks. No wonder… SGP:451 - 80 points.
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