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!