The Singleton Of Dufftown 12 Year Old

Floral, Nutty, Hay Like
2022-08-21
The Singleton of Dufftown 12 year is one of the few bottlings with an age statement of more than 10 years that can be purchased for under 30€. It is part of the core range (12, 15 and 18 years) of the Dufftown distillery.
The Singleton Of Dufftown 12 Year Old
The Singleton Of Dufftown 12 Year Old (Image Source: The Whisky Exchange)

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The three distilleries Dufftown, Glen Ord, and Glendullan produce whiskies under the label The Singleton. While The Singleton of Glen Ord is intended for the Asian market, The Singleton of Glendullan targets the North American market and The Singleton of Dufftown belongs to the European market.

Smell

As expected, the "Luscious Nectar" smells malty-sweet, fruity, slightly honeyed perhaps and very soft. Other aromas we detect are nuts and latte, as well as green apple. Really pleasant.

Taste

Thin, delicate and oily, the whisky floats in the mouth and tingles a little on the tongue. The fruitiness is pronounced here, as well. The apple in particular stands out. Orange toffee, roasted nuts and brown sugar round off the less complex but quaffable single malt. Every now and then, the alcohol bites a little, despite the low 40% abv.

Finish

The finish is rather short and combines sweet cane sugar syrup with slightly more dominant oaky bitterness.

An Easy Sipper in a hip flask format (Photo: WHISKY:EDITION)
An Easy Sipper in a hip flask format (Photo: WHISKY:EDITION)

Conclusion

The nose is very unobtrusive, pleasantly sweet and fresh with a taste which is velvety soft, almost sweet.
The Singleton Of Dufftown 12 Years is a great starter whisky, perfect for the summer and exactly what you would call an easy sipper. The Scotch has little that disturbs, but also nothing that stands out.

Crazy idea: A small piece of fruit (apple or raspberry) in the glass fits wonderfully and enhances the drink a little. Just give it a try.

69/100 - Good
(Marcel: 68 | Sascha: 70)

Value for Money: Good

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