Review: Singleton of Glendullan 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky / by Jason Hambrey

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

A large distillery in Diageo's portfolio, with few bottlings until it was bottled in the Singleton range (allongside Glen Ord and Dufftown). Interestingly, the Singleton bottlings are dependent upon regional tasting preferences and primarily released in different regions - with Dufftown going to Europe (and Canada - I guess we have a European taste?), Glen Ord going to Asia, and Glendullan going to the USA. A "high proportion" of American oak goes into this bottling.

Review (2017)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Code: L6187DM000 03774766

  • Bottling Date: 2017

In keith, 40%, high proportion of american oak,

Oak, honey, coconut, barley, and fruit on the nose – apples, pear, and fresh peaches, too. Some green wood, dried white rice, and star anise, too. The palate is lightly sweet, with rich malt leading into a dense, earthy finish which grows with toffee, green apple, and baking spices. It dries out nicely to barley and oak. The barley is nice, and I like that it is central. Very pleasant - one for those who like lighter style Scotch whiskies which are just easy to drink.

Recommended (81% of whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).

Value: Average, based on $53.