Whisky Review: Glendullan 13 Years Old 2001 84.17 Fluffernutter

Category: Speyside single malt Scotch Whisky

Origin: Glendullan Distillery

Bottling: Scotch Malt Whisky Society

ABV: 56.2%

Cost: £47.80 from SMWS

84.17-fluffernutter

What They say:

Cask No. 84.17

This sample made a very quiet and gentle entry, Royal cake icing, a cluster of primroses, orange brandy snaps and poached pears in a sweet fruity rose wine. Also a lady’s cosmetic bag containing face powder, powder puffs, cheek brushes with silver handles and mascara. Extremely smooth neat; creamy and powdery like coconut milk body lotion, cranberry cream moisturiser with a ‘raspberry marshmallow fluff’ and peanut butter sandwich called a Fluffernutter. A drop of water and aromas of warm cinnamon apples, white chocolate and fizzy bath bombs appeared and in the taste vanilla ice cream grape soda and Cadbury fingers dipped in honey.

Drinking Tip: When in need of Pampering

Date Distilled: 4 October 2001 Colour: Elderflower Cordial  Age: 13 years Flavour : Light & delicate  Cask Type: Refill ex-bourbon barrel Whisky Region: Speyside Spey Outturn:  207 bottles

What I say:

Another Glendullan! From SMWS, their 17th bottled cask from this distillery, and likely a sister cask to 84.16.

Appearance:

Champagne gold (2/20) , quick large tears leave fine legs

Nose:

Woody, oak wood, pencil shavings, savoury and herbal, peanut butter, almonds, hazelnuts, touch spirit, floral sweetness, granary flour, grist, wheatgerm, cereal barley, vanilla, custard cream biscuits, with water a fruitier green apple aroma was evident.

Taste:

Sharp, fruity and hot, lime zest, apricot, honey, with water; apple juice and lime, kiwi, melon, white grape, herbal with a hint of rosemary and sage – woodier herbs, a hint of liquorice root and wasabi/Japanese horseradish

Finish:

Medium-short, polished toffee, sweet, fruit medley, light

Overall:

Woody and herbal, mixed fruit and wasabi a little bit of off-plastic in here too

Score: 82/100

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