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.
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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.

116 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    7 days ago

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

  • 5
    22 March

    Really smooth as silk and very light

  • 5
    14 January

    Damn good.

  • 5
    9 January

    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

  • 5
    25 August 2017

    The smoothness i had ever.

  • 4
    18 May 2017

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

  • 4
    1 April 2017

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

  • 4
    28 March 2017

    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 2017

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

  • 5
    6 March 2017

    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 2017

    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.

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