Review: Singleton of Glendullan 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky / by Jason Hambrey

15 Years
100% Malted Barley
Distiller Glendullan (Keith, Scotland)

Glendullan is actually Diageo's second largest distillery, after Dufftown, and was typically utilized for blending purposes only - until recently when the Singleton bottlings have made these single malts available as a results of the single malt boom.

Review (2017)

  • Batch:N/A
  • Bottling Code:  L6238DM000 51762794
  • Bottling Date: ~2016

Vanilla, toffee, fresh sawn oak, fruit - peaches, pineapple, and more of those green wood and white rice notes. The palate is surprisingly soft, with a bit more bite than the 12, but, also, a bit cleaner. Still quite fruit forward, and less barley-centric than the 12. Light stone fruits, vanilla, and then a light hit of barley and oak on the finish. It’s slightly creamy, on the nose and the palate – unlike the 12. The finish has pears, nutmeg, and eventually oak. Some of the barley and oak centred parts of the whisky come out more as you sip. Light and enjoyable.

Score: 82/100

Value: 39/100 (based on $76)