Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Satisfyingly sweet, silky and smooth
Stated Age
14 years old
2nd Fill Ex-Sauternes Hogshead
Number of bottles
55.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Nov 2016 1:20 pm by John Barleycorn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.59

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Whisky Reviews for Glendullan 2001 SMWS 84.21

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.67 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


    Whereas many whisky bottlers & producers may release the occasional sauternes-led expression, the SMWS are happy to do it over and over. For this Glendullan, the SMWS re-utilised an ex-sauternes hogshead for the second time.
    From the Manager’s shelf.

    N: A Sauternes fruitiness with cake decorating citrus fruit segments is all I noted. There was more chatting than writing at this point. Discussions with the Foz, tOMoH & JS lead from Coke Float Thursday to William Archibald Spooner.
    T: Not a dram I’d call ‘silky and smooth’. More punchy with a green chilli hot-to-bitter flow. Bitter green chilli persists alongside a mouthfeel which sits awkwardly between a washing powder fizziness and a sweatiness, but not exactly either of those things.
    F: A fizzy citrus fruitiness makes a return as does the green bitter chilli to complete the picture.
    C: Not quite my bag but an interesting/curious whisky nevertheless, in keeping with tonight’s theme. An expression that might just inspire a new enthusiast or two. Maybe SMWS’s title is the ideal lure! 

  2. schero scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I like it. Subtle sweetness combined with a lot of power and spice.
    • Nose
      Grape juice, Federweisser, oak spice rises in the nose, banana, light touch of caramel, the typical Sauternes sweetness sometimes flashes through
    • Taste
      Creamy, grapes, orange peel, oak spiciness, peppery with time
    • Finish
      Sticks sweet on the palate, slightly bitter oak, licorice

  3. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Colour: 14k gold

    Flavour Profile: Spicy & sweet

    A vibrant fragrant nose with notes of violet and lavender
    combined with fruity aromas of ripe pears, apricots and peaches made this a
    very inviting proposition. Satisfyingly sweet, silky and smooth; a tropical
    Pavlova made with pineapples, mangos and papayas as well as passion fruit curd
    and desiccated coconut. Add a drop of water if you wish, simply sublime, like
    liquid silk with a rich creamy Bourbon butterscotch sauce over vanilla ice
    cream and mango soufflé with coconut cream. After 13 years in an ex-bourbon
    barrel, we transferred this whisky directly into a Sauternes cask for the
    remainder of its maturation.

    Drinking Tip: 14k gold


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