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Overall rating
86.67/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Satisfyingly sweet, silky and smooth
Vintage
04.10.2001
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Ex-Sauternes Hogshead
Casknumber
84.21
Number of bottles
186
Strength
55.6 % Vol.
Size
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

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/02/07/smws-member-takeover-an-evening-with-phil-storry/

    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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