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20 Jun 2011

Glendullan 1981 (Whisky Agency)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten 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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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
  • george: i see you have tried st magdalene and say it is harder to find i am a collector of st magdalene and i have 40 bottles i am selling these date from 196
  • sjoerd972: I wish the guys at Bushmills would demand the labels to say "Northern Ireland" so we didn't have to speculate on the booze's origins.

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