SMWS 84.31 The garden of edam

Posted 04 July 2019 by Matt / In Glendullan
The Dramble reviews SMWS 84.31 The garden of edam

Bottle Name: 84.31 The garden of edam

ABV: 61.5%
Distillery: Glendullan
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Flavour Profile: Sweet, fruity & mellow
Region: Speyside

Glendullan - 10 years of age and from a refill ex-bourbon hogshead. Simples. View on SMWS

Nose: Afternoon tea in the garden. Buttercups, honeysuckle and wild honey sit with buttered bread, hot cross buns and gingerbread men. All good things. Resting offers additional nuances – toffee notes alongside rosehips – whilst the addition of water brings out a citric side – sherbet and homemade lemonade with yeasty bread dough.

Taste: Fruit-forward with strawberry foam sweets, raspberry boot laces and a glass of pink champagne – all fresh and bright. The development adds white chocolate and dusty earthiness alongside flavours of freshly cut grasses and lavender oil. Dilution once again displays citrus with preserved lemons and limes alongside crisp green apple.

Finish: Medium in length with dusty nutmeg and pepper spicing sitting with fading florals.

This Glendullan is a solid floral-led whisky that’s easy-going in flavour, but still firm with its punchy ABV. There’s plenty of scope for adding water so I’m fairly certain that any of you would be able to find a level which suits your personal balance. Regardless this is all very summery and very fitting for the warmer weather we’ve been having.

Score: 83/100


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