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.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
12 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Blackberry Blackberry
  • Hazelnut Hazelnut
  • Coffee Coffee

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.

107 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    8 days ago

    Sweet and soft with a taste of summer. Slightly nutty with a hint of raisins and wood.

  • 4
    1 April

    The best whiskey in its price range i have ever tasted.

  • 4
    28 March

    I like the sea air it has as opposed to 12 year Glennfidich It is smooth and brisk at the same time

  • 5
    17 March

    Excellent scotch. Smooth, easy to drink. Enough said.

  • 5
    6 March

    I can't say I am a whiskey expert although I do drink allot of different types of whiskeys I can only say what it tastes like to me compared to have things I have drunk. I find this whiskey sweet and tasty and smooth from what I understand it is probaly a very uncomplicated whiskey It goes down well to the scent and color smells and looks good to my nose and my eyes. It is also very good value for money in my opnion.

  • 5
    29 January

    Smoothie like any 30 year old bottle of scotch.

  • 3
    11 December 2016

    I read the reviews praising this dram and got a bottle during a trip to Ottawa since it is not available in Montreal. I was surprised by the thin, mellow character with only a subtle nose. It is a good single malt no doubt but probably best for newcomers to the genre as others suggest.

  • 5
    28 October 2016

    I was given a bottle of Dufftown 12 year recently and it is my personal treat and thus only drunk by ME. It is absolutely lovely and one will shortly be the subject of a gift for my son's big birthday who like me is also a SMWS member

  • 3
    23 October 2016

    Good start for beginners single Malt drinking

  • 5
    15 October 2016

    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 2016

    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 2016

    A delightful single malt with some delicate flavours

  • 5
    10 August 2016

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

  • 4
    18 March 2016

    The best and pleasant texture

  • 5
    29 February 2016

    Wonderful

  • 5
    13 February 2016

    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

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