Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old

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Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old
70cl / 40%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A relaunched Singleton, this time from Dufftown, to replace the now-defunct Singleton of Auchroisk. This smooth, mellow dram is designed to attract new drinkers to the malt category, while its smart packaging has ensured its popularity as a gift.
World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Speyside 12 years and under
Special Price!!(was £33.65)
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(£24.96 ex. VAT)
Tasting Notes:
Producer's Tasting Notes

Appearance:  Deep gold, polished mahogany highlights.

Nose:  Approachable and rich.  First polished wood and nuts (toasted hazelnut) dominate, then rich fruits, both stewed (baked apples) and dried (sweeet dates) take over, with soft brown sugar.  Behind this, a stick of liquorice.  Mossy.  Water brings out a sweeter, more direct Speyside character (citrus fruits, pear drops!).  Clean and dense.  After a while, warm, dry aromas of pencil shavings or match-sticks.

Body: Smooth. Medium.

Palate:  Sweetness and crunchy nuts impress at first, then there's a smooth, fruity Speyside richness to enjoy.  Firm, with a balancing sweetness: hints of blackcurrant fruit, brown sugar and espresso coffee.  Warming and pleasant.  With water, still a pleasant texture.  Light sweetness, then chewy and balanced by a light acidity, with a good spread of flavours mid-palate.

Finish:  Medium to long.  Elegantly drying and crisp; then a sweetly nutty delayed warmth, which lingers pleasantly.

Customer Reviews: (69 reviews)
Fantastic whisky! Bought it as one of my annual Christmas whisky buys and wasn't let down whatsoever. Perfectly balanced, nutty and fruity.
- anonymous, 27th January
Smooth, subtle & simply superb!!
- Harmeet Singh, 15th Oct '13
I have a problem, I big one..With age I´ve been thru many bottles of whiskeys. I use to buy anCnoc Highland but now Singleton puts me between the haystacks. Cheers Singleton!
- Sweden, 26th Apr '13
Easy going and very smooth and balanced. Low on smoke with some interesting flavours of young walnuts, wet hay, butterscotch, grape kernels and gomme arabic. Marvelous value for money.
- Frank Traas, 9th Apr '13
In my opinion this whisky deserves the WWA 2012 award, it's a great young Speyside. I don't know how long ago it was relaunched but this surely can't be the same Singleton of Dufftown 12yr old that Jim Murray only gives 71 points in the 2013 Whisky Bible?
- The Colonel, 1st Apr '13
i just cannot get enough, am now nickmaned Singleton for people around me know that it remains a gift of choice to and from
- steve sekwele, 22nd Mar '13
- YASHIC ROHITH, 26th Feb '13
This is a lovely smooth whisky, where for once the distillers description of the whisky is very accurate indeed. Dufftown has come a long way from an also ran to what is a really enjoyable dram.
- Davepat, 17th Jan '13
I tried one a short while ago. It became my number one choice since then! Great taste, perfectly balanced.
- Ilya (Moscow, Russia), 27th Dec '12
Just purchased for xmasmbut had to have a sneaky taster tonight and wow . Very very impressive. Hope it lasts till the big day.
- Ray, 11th Dec '12
I wouldn't give this to a beginner - there are a lot of unusual flavours like grapefruit, grappa and walnut, plus it needs time to open-up. Beginners would probably just open the bottle and drink straight away.
- chris harman, 29th Nov '12
the perfect whisky to introduce a novice to!
- guise, 25th Nov '12
Great tasting scotch, one of the best
- David, 25th Nov '12
unikalno....the best...
- anonymous, 22nd Aug '12
Just got this bottle as a thanks for helping an old friend with his computer. Didn't opened it yet, but as I'm reading here I'm going to like it I think. I'll keep you posted. Bottles up. Cheers
- Gino d P., 5th Jun '12
Spotted this in a French Supermarket too. Great dram and appreciated by our French friends to whom we have introduced it.
- Peter Anderson, Deux Sevres, France., 1st Apr '12
I was dubious at first, being a fan of Islay whiskies, but this milder and rather sweet whisky really caught my fancy. It has fine nose and tastes great, and I shall eagerly seek out another bottle.
- Ronald Coons, 9th Mar '12
wonderful speyside,had it as a present last wknd. it is smooth, sweet and wonderful. left it in the tumbler for 15-20 min and it opened up gracefully with flavors and a caramel-ish nose. thinking about getting the 15 once my 12yr is finished (shouldnt take long!)
- anonymous, 8th Feb '12
I agree with above. My favorite Malt is Lagvulin but this dram along with Craggenmore and Glenfiddich are making me love Speyside and challenging my first love,Feb'12 Islay. Just very smoth and drinkable, not quiet as complex as Craggenmore but sweet on the pallet with a loverly long finish.
- Matt Gomes , 4th Feb '12
had a bottle given to me for christmas enjoyed it very much dec 2011 will be buying more.
- anonymous, 26th Dec '11
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