The Singleton of Glendullan 15 Year

Review #13: The Singleton of Glendullan 15 Year


Distillery: Glendullan

Region: Speyside

ABV: 40%

Age: 15

Price: $55

Color: Color: 1.2 Chestnut, Oloroso Sherry

Nose (according to the wife): Nutty and lots of toasted wood.

Palate: Similar to the nose, you get a lot of the toasted wood and nuts. It really reminds me of roasted almonds. There’s a trace of vanilla and dried banana chips. It sits in the nice goldilocks zone of sweetness, though it rides the “not sweet” edge a bit.

Finish: Finish was sadly short with the same nutty/toasted notes from before. You get a hint of peat right at the end, but it’s not much.

Conclusion: Overall this one is pretty pleasant, but not overly complex. If the price point were a bit better (I’m thinking like $45), I think this would decent buy. $55 is a little much for this; I’d rather get an Aberlour 12 for the same price or shell out a few more to pick up an Oban 14.

Final Score: 77


Scotch whisky review #13, Speyside review #6, Whisky Network Review #14

Scoring Legend:

  • 96-100: The perfect dram, nectar of the gods.
  • 90-95: Near perfect, there is something truly special about this whisky.
  • 85-89: Amazing, will always try to keep a bottle of this in my collection.
  • 80-84: Very Good, maybe only one minor nitpick about the whisky keeping it here.
  • 75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink.
  • 70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get it.
  • 60-69: Meh, still drinkable.
  • Below 59: If you have a bottle of this, start cooking with it instead.

Originally reviewed Apr. 19, 2018.

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