A particularly glorious Singleton of Glendullan single malt here, presented as part of Diageo's 2021 Special Releases! This particular expression was firstly matured in refill American oak casks, and then interestingly given a finishing in Cognac casks, before eventually being bottled up at 19 years of age. Cognac casks are notorious for imparting a lot of character (sometimes even too much), but Glendullan has done a great job here, with the Cognac elements not overwhelming the flavour profile, but rather, seasoning it deliciously.
Nose: You’d think sherry cask because of the dried fruits, then toffee, pastry, and a waxy, almost cheese rind note.
Palate: Spicy, black pepper and cinnamon, and aromatic with a gorgeous texture. Super creamy and waxy.
Finish: Very long with a lift of orange peel and a little dark chocolate.