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


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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.

99 Customer Reviews

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  • 3
    3 days ago

    Good start for beginners single Malt drinking

  • 5
    11 days ago

    This is the Whiskey that got me hooked on drinking a mellow drop of Speyside. If you like your Islay's then this is not for you, but if you like mellow... oh yes, this is the one! The only problem I have is finding a supplier here in NZ for a reasonable price.

  • 2
    2 October

    I had read quite a few positive reviews for this Scotch, and I love the price point, so I decided to give it a whirl. Maybe I've got a bottle from a bad batch, but my first impression was that it was a bit thin, in complicated, and generally lacking. That isn't to say it is bad, but it isn't 'good', simply 'ok'. It actually felt like a blend to me. Not a total loss, this bottle will be relegated to a 'house Scotch', assigned to the lower shelf with the likes of Grant's Family Reserve and Cutty Sark Prohibition (both of which I prefer to this), and offered to those less likely to know the difference.

  • 5
    27 September

    A delightful single malt with some delicate flavours

  • 5
    10 August

    Awesome impossible for me to fault! Apart from reaching the end of the bottle!

  • 4
    18 March

    The best and pleasant texture

  • 5
    29 February


  • 5
    13 February

    I love it and only wish it was available in British Columbia

  • 5
    22 November 2015

    I love it, my favourite Scotch. It has been delisted in LCBO stores in Ottawa. I dislike the controls that are put on our choices of liquor in Ontario.

  • 5
    6 November 2015

    Citrus smell. Explosion after a while.

  • 4
    13 August 2015

    Exceptionally rich for a Speyside, more like an islay without the smoke.

  • 5
    28 July 2015

    Best whisky ever

  • 5
    24 June 2015

    One of my favorites. Nice, sweet and smooth. Very suitable for people who want to explore single malts. The nutty sweet taste, combined with the oak casks give this whisky it''s unique nutty and a little spicy flavor.

  • 5
    18 June 2015

    Goes down beautifully .smooth nutty taste .smooth Pleasureable to drink . No need for water lovely . Just tasted now a favourite

  • 5
    7 May 2015

    My most favorite scotch. Absolute delight.

  • 5
    11 April 2015

    It is toooo goooood !!!! The flavour, mmmmm.....the colour .....just perfect !! The taste ....smooth !!!

  • 5
    11 January 2015

    Wonderfully smooth and warm.

  • 5
    5 January 2015

    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!).

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