The Singleton Of Glendullan 15 YO Special Release 2022 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
According to legend, a bewitching enchantress once lived in the depths of the emerald-colored caves of the Ord River. Powerful and seductive, she could make water dance at her command. As each solstice approached, he would fix his brilliant diamond-like gaze on the river and weave its currents into a rich and indulgent ruby red wine. As they flowed through The Singleton’s water source, these enchanted currents gave The Singleton a delightful and seductive character, as fascinating as the ruby solstice ritual.
Chasing the edge of the river beside The Singleton of Glen Ord, the story of a singular spell carries weight. The only Single Malt distillery left on the Black Isle, the magic of this whiskey lies in its decadent layered flavors. Slow masterful processing has long been the key; letting each stage of processing, from malting to maturation, take its time so that the liquid is balanced, smooth and inviting.
This rare expression captivates with a sumptuous character, aged for eight years in wine barrels. The glass sparkles with glimpses of deep amber. Aromas of red wine, oak spice and fruit create an equal charm, while the sweetness of barley sugar balanced by salt and crisp gooseberry sings with a rich, velvety voice. Ultra-smooth throughout, the palate seduces with a final peppery note, like a bewitching kiss of silky spices.
Deep and bright amber.
Dry overall, the gentle nose gives a vinous first impression, supported by spicy and woody notes of oak and beech chips. Alluring aromas of red berry fruit and creamy vanilla waft between them, and a hint of wax appears in the development. A little water softens the nose and relaxes the aroma, without much alteration.
An ultra-smooth, enveloping texture anticipates a lively, intense taste; sweet from barley sugar, with a hint of salt. That sweetness becomes pleasantly tart, with hints of gooseberries and crisp grapes. At reduced strength, it is not sour, but still spicy; the sweetness stands out but the appetizing spicy heat remains.
Long and drying on the palate, as pepper heat lingers in a final kiss of silky spice. With sweeter water, now with a trace of fondant in the aftertaste.