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.

Distillery Bottling
12 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


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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.

128 Customer Reviews

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  • 3
    21 March

    Thin, simple and one dimensional. Good price, but this is a dram for entry level scotch drinkers.

  • 5
    27 January

    Delightful Speyside dram. Smooth all the way to the finish and excellent value. I'll happily buy again.

  • 5
    16 January

    Rich start with a smooth finish. Loved it.

  • 5
    17 December 2018

    $25! Are you kidding!? A bright, zippy, spicy, sweetness... looong roasted chestnut and a great value for every corner of Earth! Michigan winter night & this is just right!

  • 3
    6 December 2018

    This is an ok whisky... definitely a starter whisky. A drop of water does help bring out better flavor.

  • 4
    29 November 2018

    Fire in the soul

  • 5
    19 October 2018

    Heaven in a bottle!

  • 4
    16 October 2018

    Very smooth. Light woody taste.

  • 5
    2 June 2018

    Really smooth and light.. Excellent

  • 4
    19 May 2018

    Soft and smooth on the tongue. Not a great deal of individual character - much like other smooth low price whiskies. Warm pleasant finish. Very good for the price. As others have said, a great intro to the wonderful world of whisky.

  • 5
    16 May 2018

    Very smooth rich flavor - not too smoky. Excellent value at a great price. Just ordered a case.

  • 4
    25 April 2018

    A very smooth whisky. Exceptional value for such a taste.

  • 4
    17 April 2018

    Found it really smooth and refreshing. Sweet undertones predominate the palate. Recommended.

  • 5
    22 March 2018

    Really smooth as silk and very light

  • 5
    14 January 2018

    Damn good.

  • 5
    9 January 2018

    Smooth as silk, light as a feather, add a price and its a best buy.

  • 5
    22 December 2017

    beautifully smooth, full flavour, unpeated. My all time favourite malt whisky

  • 5
    8 December 2017

    The great taste for great price!

  • 3
    7 December 2017

    Not a connoisseur by any means, and new to the scene, so starting with the more affordable ones. If they are good then why spend more! Reading the producer's tasting notes, I certainly do not get polished wood on the nose. Maybe the Scots use a different wood polish than here in Canada. Fruity, citrusy, and then something odd ... something that waffles between 3 things: over-ripe pears, waaaay over-ripe even rotting fruit (reminding me of something from the tropics but I can't place it), and a somewhat unpleasant chemical smell (but not taste) in the back of the throat/nose. It's the last one that makes me give it 3 instead of 4 stars. Below, someone panned this whisky saying it had a glue like finish. I don' think the smell I'm getting is glue, but perhaps this is what he was referring to. Long, somewhat woody finish (older drier wood), but not unpleasant as that might sound. Overall I liked it enough to buy a bottle to see what I think of it over time.

  • 5
    21 November 2017

    surprisingly good for the price.. smooth as hell, with a gentle flavour that is not to potent.. was not expecting this good a whiskey at all

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