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Glendullan Scotch Whisky Distillery History
The Glendullan distillery is located to the east of Dufftown on the east bank of the River Fiddich. The water for the distillery is drawn from springs in the Conval Hills
Glendullan was established in 1897-98 and was the last of the seven distilleries to be built around Dufftown in the 1890s distillery-building boom. Although the fact that the whisky market collapsed the same year that distillation at Glendullan started, the owners managed to remain in business. The only period, which the distillery was silent, was due to government restrictions enforced during World War II.
1926 Acquired by DCL 1930 SMD take control
The Distillery was remodelled in 1962 Ten years later in 1972 a second distillery was built in the field alongside to increase capacity of the single pair of stills in the old distillery. It is self-contained with three pairs of stills. Both distilleries use the same water, ‘recipe’ and techniques and, despite having stills of different sizes, produced a similar spirit. The ‘old distillery’ was ‘mothballed’ in 1985.
The original distillery was powered by a large waterwheel that supplied 16 horsepower to drive the machinery. Wooden worm-tubs were used to convert the vapour to spirit; the new unit uses condensers. Glendullan shared a railway siding with the Mortlach distillery next door.
Glendullan was a favourite whisky of King Edward VII. However it has taken a back seat compared to the other single malt whiskies that have been heavily promoted in recent years by their owners.
The whisky produced is a contributor to Bell's Dewars, Johnnie Walker and Old Parr blend.
Glendullan Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottlings
Singleton of Glendullan 12 years old
Tasting Notes Supplied by Diageo
A smooth, spicy single malt that becomes soft and pleasantly sweet. A good spread of flavours with a creamy smooth, slightly drying finish.
Strenght; 40% ABV - Appearance; Old gold.
Nose; Toffee, roasted nut and spice aromas. Some soft fragrant notes too; scented leather, sandalwood and vanilla.
Body; Light to medium.
Palate; Fresh, spicy then soft and pleasantly sweet throughout. Fruity with citrus and raisins, then vanilla and a hint of honey with just a trace of wood.
Finish; Creamy smooth and slightly drying with a long peppery fade.
Glendullan Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Older Distillery Bottlings
Glendullan 8 Year Old
Glendullan 12 Year Old (Flora and Fauna series
Glendullan 22 year old 1972 Rare Malts Selection
Glendullan 23 year old 1972 Rare Malts Selection
Glendullan 23 year old 1973 Rare Malts Selection
Glendullan 23 year old 1974 Rare Malts Selection
Glendullan 26 year old 1978 Rare Malts Selection
Glendullan Single Malt Scotch Whisky 23 year old 1974
Colour Deep Gold
Dry flowery aromas revealing a toffeeish, malty palate of a firm bodied, nutty malt with a heathery, herbal finish.
Glendullan Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Platinum (Douglas Laing),
Provenance (Douglas Laing),
Un-Chill Filtered (Signatory).
Tel: +44 (0)1340 820250
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Glendullan Scotch Whisky
Distillery Style Tasting Notes
Nose: Light fruity bouquet.
Palate: Medium bodied, clean fresh barley, light fruit and gentle spices.
Finish: Dry and citric, lime.
Founded in 1897-98
Location Speyside region central district Dufftown
Water Source Conval Hill Springs
Glendullan Distilling Equipment
Copper domed mash tun
8 Oregon pine washbacks.
6 Pot stills Unusually the spirit stills are larger than the wash stills.
Matured in American oak bourbon casks.