15 Apr 2011
Glendullan 1978 (Rare Malts)
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glendullan
Our first Glendullan! This Speyside distillery was founded in 1896 but rebuilt completely in 1972 next to the old premises. In 1985, the old plant was closed.
Glendullan is one of the largest distilleries in the Diageo portfolio, but apart from the Singleton of Glendullan bottling, it is rarely seen in stores. One of the latest releases was a 1995 single cask in the Manager’s Choice series.
Glendullan 26 yo 1978
(56,6%, Rare Malts 2005)
Nose: warm malty flavours with vanilla, lovely pear drops and citrus. Apple pie with cinnamon and toffee. Orange cake. Whiffs of spices. Mint. Toasted oak in the background. After a while, it develops floral overtones. Quite entertaining. Mouth: strong attack, full and warm. Biscuity flavours, dried fruits and citrus tea. Some vanilla and ginger. It looses a lot of the sweeter notes and shows herbal notes, liquorice and grass towards the end. Aromatic Szechuan pepper as well. Finish: long, honeyed with gingery oak.
It surprises me this Glendullan is still available
in so many places, even for less than € 100.
It’s a very good malt from a rare distillery and an interesting investment in my opinion.