Category: Speyside single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
The oldest of Diageo’s 2014 Special Releases, this is the first time a malt from Glendullan has featured. Put into refill European oak casks in 1975 at the high cask-filling strength of 68.5%, hence the high strength of this bottling after 38 years aging. A release of 3,756 bottles (RRP £750).
Sampled on 11/09/2014
Clear, golden amber.
Not quite ripe pineapple, melon, daffodil, clementine and green apple skin with vanilla and delicate toasty oak. Spicier and oakier (toasty) with vanilla when water is added.
More unripe pineapple, green apple skin and gooseberries. Almost creamy, verging on buttery vanilla fudge with water.
Pineapple again with candlewax, sandalwood and resinous pine.
Closure: Natural cork stopper