Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old
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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.

Distillery Bottling
12 Year Old

Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old Reviews

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.

83 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    11 January

    Wonderfully smooth and warm.

  • 5
    5 January

    I guess I would be included within the so-called ''new-worlders'' camp. I am not a big whisky drinker, and not a lover of the smokey or peaty tasting whiskys. I found Singleton a favourite and have served it to several seasoned whisky drinkers. Evberyone enjoys its uncomplicated, sweat taste. A tiny splash of water brings the flavour forward.

  • 4
    29 December 2014

    Lies damn lies. This is a great spesysider. Citrusy, oily, a little wood and it''s the European kind not the recharred refill from Merkiuh. This is light, uncomplicated and wonderfully satisfying in the arrival. Its like your first kiss: eager, uncomplicated and guilty. I would not recommend this for the Islay crowd. This is for lowlanders and New Worlders used to ice and sub zero temps. ;)

  • 3
    27 December 2014

    Far too much caramel in this one - it looks like Apple Tizer. Must be Diageo, eh? Nose is flat, arrival is best described as ''basin mould'' and the finish is overpoweringly glue. It looks, smells and tastes like cheap crap. There are far better 12 year olds. I can only attribute it''s high ratings among ''newcomers'' because it offers little complexity and is unpeated. Huge disappointment but then I have come to expect that from Diageo tbh. (without prejudice!).

  • 5
    15 December 2014

    The only problem with this malt is that once opened it won''t last long. The flavours in this malt are stunning,full of fruit with a long aftertaste.

  • 4
    8 December 2014

    Great! Lots of fruit and nut here. Light and sweet. But if you''re looking for a heavy, complex dram, I''d probably look elsewhere. Liked the bottle too. My first single malt.

  • 5
    18 November 2014

    Fantastic and delicate warmth when the secondary taste comes into effect. You are in no doubt that this is a class act.

  • 4
    20 October 2014

    Would have been five star apart from the bottle. looks great but is a bad shape and dificult to poor.

  • 5
    3 October 2014

    My favourite in that price range by far, beautiful smoothness and do well balanced

  • 5
    27 June 2014

    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 ;)

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