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20 Jun 2011

Glendullan 1981 (Whisky Agency)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glendullan

Glendullan is mostly known as the USA offering in the Singleton range (together with Glen Ord for Asia and Dufftown for Europe).

Glendullan 1981 TWA FlowersToday we review a Glendullan 1981 bottled by The Whisky Agency in the Flowers series.

 

Glendullan 28 yo 1981 (49,6%, Whisky Agency ‘Flowers’ 2010, bourbon hogshead, 247 btl.)

Nose: Speyside style with extra mineral / flinty notes. Unripe pears, gooseberries, some mint and citrus. There’s also a vegetal side (fern, cooked vegetables). Hints of wet chalk and faint smoky notes hidden underneath. Mouth: quite oily and grainy, with mineral and herbal elements. Medium oak and spices. Lots of ginger. The fruits are in the background (crystallized oranges, melon). Citrus peel and ginger towards the end. Finish: pretty spicy with ginger, pepper and cloves.

A complex and slightly unsexy Speysider with a few unusual notes. Still available in some places. Around € 120.

Score: 86/100

Glendullan 1981 (Whisky Agency) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2011-06-20

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  • Tony: I wonder if the rest of the cask is the TWE 1981 just released with no cask number (and a similar though not identical strength)...
  • john marrinan: That is true, but to all intents and purposes a score of 87 is the same as a score of 90. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the maniacs scored it the
  • WhiskyNotes: It's not so much a matter of trusting a score as it is a matter of being able to relate to it.

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