Another fantastic, well-aged bottling from Gordon and MacPhail’s Connoisseurs Choice range.
This series has a tendency to shine a light on distilleries that are perhaps less well known to the average drinker, and this time round it’s Glendullan distillery. The Speysider is found next to the river Fiddich, and has something of an interesting history. Much like Clynelish, a second distillery followed the first (built in 1897), only for it to eventually take over proceedings when the initial distillery was decommissioned in 1985. The spirit produced at ‘Glendullan 2’ (constructed in 1972) is typified by its long fermentations, and grassy spirit. Prior to the launch of Singleton of Glendullan in 2007, nearly all of the distillery’s spirit (it enjoyed the odd Rare Malt release) was used in blends such as Old Parr, and rarely seen as a single malt.
This bottling shows the distillery at its best, aged for 25 years in a single refill American-oak hogshead, it is a delicate yet complex whisky. The bottling was distilled in 1993 and bottled on the 13th of September 2018.
The dram possesses notes of crisp pear and apple, with some tart grape and berry flavours accompanied by lime zest, rhubarb, caramel, milk chocolate, peppery and malty biscuits.
Bottled at a robust cask strength of 56.2% ABV, and without chill filtration or artificial colouration.
Just 228 bottles were produced.