About The Singleton 39 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glendullan is situated in Dufftown, the Whisky capital of the world. As one of the busiest Whisky epicenters, it is home to some of the greatest Scotch Whiskies ever created. Founded in 1898, by William Williams & Sons from Aberdeen, the distillery was actually decreed by King Edward VII in 1902. Like most distilleries, Glendullan has a history of ownership changes and renovations. In 1926, the distillery was bought out by Distillers Company Limited, then switched hands to Scottish Malt Distillers in 1939. By 1962 the distillery was renovated, and only a decade later a new facility was constructed near the original site. In 1985 the original facility was mothballed.
“Glendullan 2” is also a workhorse, putting out 4 million liters of spirit per year, producing several labels. The distillery itself has official bottlings and has been producing the Singleton brand since 2007. A bio plant, which processes the spent lees, was also opened on-site in 2014. The distillery has 3 wash stills with an impressive capacity of 33,700 liters, and 3 spirit stills with 23,800 liters of capacity. They source their unpeated maltings from Diageo's industrial site, and the mashing takes place in a 12-ton mash tun.
This 39-year-old is the second oldest The Singleton release to date. Crafted under the watchful eye of Master Blender Maureen Robinson, the whisky was matured in a combination of port, red wine, Pedro Ximénez, and oloroso sherry casks, before being finished in French Bordeaux casks. Based on the 12-year-old expression, it's a complex and nuanced spirit with notes of fruit, raisin, butterscotch, spice, almond, and orange zest. It's bottled at 91,8 proof and is limited to 1,695 bottles globally.
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Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
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