The Singleton of Glendullan was in the recent past only available in the States. We were first introduced to this malt in the Game of Thrones series' 'House Tully' release. But now he also makes his appearance in the Special Release. After a maturation on refill American oak, it was finished in – drum roll – cognac barrels!
That is immediately unmistakable on the nose. It is – as was to be expected – very fruity on dried figs, apricots and orange peels, but with a touch of overripe apples. In addition, some marzipan and vanilla. Nothing earth-shattering, but I do like the cognac touch (perhaps due to the fact that I have only recently really started to appreciate cognac myself).
On the palate that translates into green apples, green grapes and even some coconut, but with a drying element of the oak, which also provides a nice spiciness. The finish is nice and long, warm and satisfying. Darn, I'm quite impressed with this Glendullan.