Glendullan 2000 DR

Overall rating
78.00/100
vote
1
Whiskybase ID
WB164934
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Cask Collection
Vintage
2000
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead, Finished in Sauternes
Casknumber
9419
Number of bottles
267
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
819588013698
Market
us United States
Added on
03 sep 2020 10:53 pm by smsdrinker
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Whisky reviews for Glendullan 2000 DR

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 78.00 points.

  1. will_o_the_wisp scored this whisky 78 points Newbie

    One word: sulfur. If you are sensitive to it like me, you'll probably not like this much at all. If you don't sense or mind it, then maybe it'd be a somewhat decent dram.

    It had a bit of that rubber fouling on the nose and definitely that rubberband bitterness in the taste, but some of that goes away after leaving the bottle open overnight.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Actually quite alright, and the best part easily. I get pear, cinnamon, a bit of cardamom and mint. The sauternes is actually not super-strong on here, but does impart a dried sultana brightness which increases as you leave it in the glass. Becomes actually quite pleasantly sweet, woody and fragrant with a fair amount of water added, and turns slightly more into a kind of ginger/christmas cake type of profile.
    • Taste
      68 68
      I suppose I can at least attempt to quantify "what kind of taste of sulfur" it is, and it's that sharp rubberband/gunpowder type. Which, to be fair, could be worse - it does not have that rotting cabbage/old sinkwater/vomit type of sulfur.

      With ample water it's still not easily drinkable but doable. The arrival before the sulfur kicks in is pretty pleasant, featuring the sauternes and a nice sweet malt blast, but quickly gives way to the bitter sulfur. The sauternes doesn't do sulfur any favors here as it makes it more astringent in mouthfeel and vinegary overall, which combined basically puckers your tongue outright in the development and it gets hard to really taste/judge much past there.
    • Finish
      81 81
      A rather ordinary one, which is maybe surprising given how off it tastes. As the sulfur bitterness wears off it goes into a somewhat woody, malty finish that is muffled a bit by the sauternes, its length is medium.

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