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Hi, this is one of our (almost) daily tastings. Santé!

February 24, 2017


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Two good Glendullan

I had first thought we’d do two Singletons, but I’m not sure that would have been mathematically sound (why not, S.?) So, we have one OB and one IB on the tasting table…

The Singleton Of Glendullan ‘Master's Art’ (40%, OB, 1l)

The Singleton Of Glendullan ‘Master's Art’ (40%, OB, 1l) Three stars A very crazy NAS, former travel retail excusive, finished in muscat and priced at 150€ (for 100cl, that is). Colour: deep gold. Nose: a Danish pastry shop at 6am on a Saturday morning. Would work in other countries too. Jams and, well, pastries. Warm pastries. Mouth: good fruity and jammy arrival, not as thin as I had feared, with many ripe plums and just hints of blood oranges. Perhaps marshmallows. It’s extremely easy, we could imagine someone in London asking the Master Blender (the very excellent Maureen Robinson in this case) ‘Do us something lush and very easy for all main airports – oh and please make it very good, it’ll be very expensive’. Finish: medium, sweet, still pastry-like, with a maltier aftertaste. Comments: have I mentioned pastries and jams? SGP:541 - 82 points.

Glendullan 13 yo 2000/2014 (55.5%, Hart Brothers, Finest Collection)

Glendullan 13 yo 2000/2014 (55.5%, Hart Brothers, Finest Collection) Four stars Warning, this could burn a bit. Colour: pale gold. Nose: not at all. I mean, it doesn’t burn, it’s just all custard and fruit syrup, with a slightly leafy background. Some butterscotch as well, shortbread… With water: barley water and syrup! This is simply and very quintessentially (I know, back-label talk again) barleyish. Mouth (neat): it starts very creamy, and yet there’s something slightly fizzy, Fanta-like. Many sweets, marshmallows yet again, and just underneath, some slightly gingery oak. Orange-flavoured butterscotch, does that exist? Simple and good. With water: even more butterscotch, and then a good cup of earl grey tea. Finish: quite long, still simple, but quite perfect in all its simplicity. A Bauhaus whisky, in other words. Comments: did the job. Very few asperities, as we say in marketing, but strictly no flaws either. SGP:541 - 85 points.

More tasting notes Check the index of all Glendullan I've tasted so far


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