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.
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:(74 reviews)
Love this - Had a couple of bottles before and without any doubt will keep going back..
Like most men i just need to try the 18YO now ;)
- Shaun L, 27th June
A beautifully smooth and wonderful whisky, one of my favorites.
- Dave, 24th June
This has to be one of my favorite whiskys, reasonably priced and so smooth. A real pleasure to drink. Only problem with it is that it does not last long, once opened soon gone!
- David Bradbury, 23rd June
I purchased this item as a birthday present, it will be a very special occasion when it will be opened!
- anonymous, 22nd June
Dont need to spend more tis right up there wih the very best tasting malts very smooth
- anonymous, 31st May
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
- 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.