The Singleton of Glendullan 19-year-old

Overall rating
85.85/100
votes
118
Whiskybase ID
WB192754
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2021
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Refill American Oak / Cognac Finish
Strength
54.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5000281067285
Added on
30 sep 2021 3:37 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 154.99

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Whisky reviews for The Singleton of Glendullan 19-year-old

27 users have left 27 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.85 points.

  1. Killswitch scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. Gil firth scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful surprise. Full of green and orange notes. Orchard fruits.

  3. Koning scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Not the most impressive Glendullan. The cognac finish maybe adds some raisin-like sweetness, but the dram is overall quite oaky and less lively than two other Glendullans by G&M (wb id 111043 and especially 147480) I enjoyed in the same tasting session. Also, this is my least favorite bottling of the 2021 Diageo Special Releases I tried.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Leafy start with laurel and grasses, fresh laundry and sun flower oil. Then some malt sugars, apples, lemons and raisins appear. It is a rather shy and closed nose.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet at first, with vanilla, raisins, caramel and peaches. A fresh spiciness comes up, with pepper mint, anise, cumin and paprika. Turns quite oaky and bitter after a while.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Juicy apples and peaches with artifical sweetener (aspartame) and oak spices. Liquorice and a hint of smoke lingers.

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    not an easily accessible whisky, fine, almost filigree, one can occupy oneself with it. No bang on malt. Whether that's worth around 150 euros is up to you.
    • Nose
      sweet, candied fruit, orange peel, a little oak spice, you think you can smell a little cognac, chocolate, orange.
    • Taste
      Orange and some pepper, rather tart dry, with water it opens up a bit more. Still a rather light and drying malt.
    • Finish
      Sweet oranges, dark chocolate, the cognac barrels are showing, towards the end sweeter fruit and some honey.

  5. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant, very lively and agile whisky, well balanced, classic woody-mineral profile with herbs and flowers, does not impress with special depth or extravaganza of derivatives, but there are practically no shortcomings.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, dry planks, grain, creamy tones, lemon peel, sharp mineral notes, honey-floral tones, some leather goods and tobacco, vanilla, confectionery motifs.
    • Taste
      Calm, rich, sweet-woody with pungent mineral undertones, daikon, sweet creamy caramel motifs, tobacco, ginger,
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, oak, tobacco, ginger, grapefruit peel, leather goods, floral-honey undertones, bark astringency.

  7. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Astrid scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Has a bit of a struggle with the finish, in addition to yellow and green fruits, there are also many bitter impressions. For the full review, go here: https://halbendrinks.de/2022/04/09/cognac-meets-malts/
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. MarcinCh scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Light golden color. Light oily.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Pretty sweet. Fruit. Peaches. Ripe apples and pears. A bit of candy. Slightly spicy seasoning, rather spicy. Maybe a carnation.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Ripe fruit. Peaches and apples. Lots of spices. Cinnamon, ginger, and black pepper. A bit of wax. Trace of varnishes.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Ripe fruit. Peaches and apples. Honey. Caramel. Medium-long.

  10. ConvalRen scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Your average party whisky at best for the young and posh.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  11. JBKwb scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  12. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Normally I’m not a big fan of Cognac finishes as it can often be overpowering, but I think it went quite well here. The cognac finish is definitely present, but it doesn’t take over the rest. This single malt is well balanced and quite tasty.
    • Nose
      Very restrained at first, it needs some time to really shine. But then it becomes quite fruity and sweet. Sweet oranges, overripe yellow apples. Apricots too. Raisins. And later also coconut.
    • Taste
      Oranges again, green apples. A sugary note. Quite some vanilla, which is followed by honey and raisins. Coconut as well. A touch of oak. Slightly spicy with a hint of black pepper and cloves.
    • Finish
      Slightly dry and mid-long. With the same spices again, a hint of oak, raisins and dried plums.

  13. DrunkDude scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    scbp-4350, choose a balanced mass face single malt whisky.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Bourbon barrel, cream, vegetable oil, rosin, very evaporated milk, sweet orange, and peel oil veins are not detectable. Slightly light green onions, barley sugar and aloe vera are too protruding in the middle and rear of the aroma, but compared to the previous 4 models, they are already extremely low-key and restrained. 87
    • Taste
      84 84
      Hawthorn, sugar-free sour plum soup, sour orange, quenching thirst, after the sweetness is aroused, it has the taste of pineapple juice, dried apple, leather, bitter western medicine, medium oil, medium alcohol, not strong irritation in the entrance, strong flavor concentration Good, more elements, but lack of balance, slightly salty, extremely bitter, heavy astringent. p87b82
    • Finish
      79 79
      The aftertaste of western medicine tablets lasts for a long time, with a little mint, a little xylitol, strong bitterness and strong tannins. 79

  14. Georges scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Matured in refill American oak casks but had a finishing period in cognac seasoned casks.
    • Nose
      Sweet, dried fruits (figs, apricots, oranges), vanilla, marzipan, buttery, toffee
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, smooth, waxy, fruity (green apples, grapes), coconut, vanilla, spicy (ginger, pepper, cinnamon), dark chocolate, hint of smoke
    • Finish
      Long, oaky, spicy (ginger), orange peel, warm, sweet

  15. spedley scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Sampled alongside the 1993 connoiseurs choice, which for me was the better dram. There was a soapy tinge to this for me, rather than a minty fresh note. Great mouth feel and nose for both and some similar dna - pears, fudge
    N – fresh bourbon, pulled pork, light spices, melted butter, fudge, clay, lillies, cumin, pears, Asian pears
    P – lime zest, peppers, red chillies, hint of soap suds, melted butter, butterscotch, fudge, spun sugar, peach flesh and skin, orange starburst, icing sugar, dark choc
    F – dark choc, soap suds, red chillies, spun sugar, butterscotch, green pepper, hint of dark choc, coffee grounds, pear -

  16. Mapl scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  17. Expraesi scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  18. eselsim scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Cognac finished Midsummer night's Dram?
    • Nose
      Butterscotch, gingerbread, apple strudel, alcohol. Needs time
    • Taste
      Sour, compote, vanilla, carmel, lemon peel, malt, almonds
    • Finish
      Stewed apples and cinnamon, dry finish

  19. whisk_guy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    New open
    Glassware: Crystal Tulip
    Colour: White Gold
    • Nose
      88 88
      Nectar, ginseng, honey, white pepper, honey, cream soda, waxy, vanilla, dry malt, pineapple, grassy
      Lemon and heavy dry malt after 30mins
    • Taste
      87 87
      Medium minor body, smooth, nectar, grassy, lime, lime peel, honey, pineapple, malty, light white pepper
      6/10 Sweet
      5/10 Sour
      87-88
    • Finish
      88 88
      Nectar surrounded , dry malt, light white pepper and lime peel, hints of ginseng
      Length: Medium (1min39sec)

  20. man2392 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    refill American oak and cognac finish
    Nose: shortcrust pastry, fresh apple pie with custard, apple and mango, elderflower
    Palate: devonshire toffees and crushed pineapple, pasteis de nata
    Finish: apple Toffoes and damson jam, stem ginger in syrup

    With water
    Nose: Caramac, coconut cream, gobstoppers and poppyseed cake
    Palate: peaches and cream, Midori, Sparletta cream soda
    Finish: caramel apple, maple icing

    Tasted as part of Southport Whisky Club Christmas Diageo Special Releases tasting

  21. MaroFF scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I was expecting more from this whisky. It is definitely fruity, vanilla and quite sweet, but for me alcohol dominates too much at the first meeting, i.e. in the aroma. It is quite smooth and pleasant on the palate. Unfortunately, the ending is, to put it mildly, too bitter for me.
    A drop of water...
    In the aroma, the alcohol has completely disappeared. The fruitiness is more dominant, with notes of tanned leather.
    The taste, also much better. Delicate, more floral and fruity, more honey, less oak, milk chocolate.
    Completely different finish: sweet, honey, vanilla cheesecake with raisins, bitterness gave way to orange in syrup with a nice touch of warm finish.
    To sum up .... In the original, this whisky will not be appreciated, much less tasted by me. However, with water, it is highly recommendable and the money that you have to pay for it.
    Additionally, 1 point for each of the syntax, for the "water drops" for the whole.
    • Nose
      83 83
      mild alcohol, lots of fruit, apricots, raisins, apples, ripe pears approx
    • Taste
      85 85
      sweet, sugar, vanilla, heather honey, young oak, wax, a pinch of pepper
    • Finish
      83 83
      quite long, spicy, sweet, vanilla again, yeast dough with nuts and raisins, a warming tip with a hint of dark chilli chocolate.

  22. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  23. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The Singleton of Glendullan was in the recent past only available in the States. We were first introduced to this malt in the Game of Thrones series' 'House Tully' release. But now he also makes his appearance in the Special Release. After a maturation on refill American oak, it was finished in – drum roll – cognac barrels!
    That is immediately unmistakable on the nose. It is – as was to be expected – very fruity on dried figs, apricots and orange peels, but with a touch of overripe apples. In addition, some marzipan and vanilla. Nothing earth-shattering, but I do like the cognac touch (perhaps due to the fact that I have only recently really started to appreciate cognac myself).
    On the palate that translates into green apples, green grapes and even some coconut, but with a drying element of the oak, which also provides a nice spiciness.
    The finish is nice and long, warm and satisfying.
    Darn, I'm quite impressed with this Glendullan.

  24. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Cheesecake, fresh from the oven, a field of rapeseed in full bloom. Strawberry and cream yogurt.
    A grape-fruit sweetness that strongly reminds me of the Vin de Liqueur à l'Armagnac from Lacquy (grape, raisin, fruit compote).

    Mouth:
    At first a bit alcoholic hot, it immediately shows a nice fruity side. Peach, mirabelle plum, nectarine. Red grapes.
    The wood has a distinct impact, is quite spicy and goes in the direction of "Indian spice mixture" with ginger, coriander and turmeric

    Finish: Very spicy, ginger, balanced with the sweetness of grapes and raisins.

    87/100

    Conclusion:
    The seasoning is a bit too penetrating in my mouth and has covered the nice fruit sweetness a bit. All in all a nice whisky with a nice touch from the cognac barrel.

  25. Glenrothes1973 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  26. Ficelli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  27. galg33 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Nose: Quite fruity (not surprising) with aromas of fruit cakes (what we call English cake around here), some sultanas and a hint of fig, vanilla and apple topped pastries, orange peel, and apricots alongside oak and coconut shreds, more buttery notes of fresh croissant dough and more sponge cake.

    Palate: Bigger on the palate than the nose suggests: with a gingery bite on the first wave of sensations, maybe some white pepper as well, then it becomes fruitier with more of the coconut, vanilla, and fruitcake more wood spices, toasted oak, and green apples and pears, ending on bitter-sweet wood.

    Finish: a bit dusty (waxy if you will), more fruitcake, and a wisp of smoke.

    Conclusion: A nice Cognac influence over here, with fruity cakes on top of a fruity and spicy distillate The finish, is well integrated and the whisky is lovely.

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