Singleton 12 Dufftown
Single Malt Scotch
The Singleton is not a single distillery, but rather a brand which represents the single malts of multiple distilleries. One of these is Dufftown, home to Glenfiddich and the self-declared Whisky Capital of the World. The appearance of this whisky in the glass is deep gold with polished mahogany highlights.
Lots of fresh oak and nutty malt accents. Richness you only get from combining different cask types. First polished wood and nuts (toasted hazelnut) dominate, then rich fruits, both stewed (baked apples) and dried (sweet dates) take over, with soft brown sugar.
Tasted neat, sweet and full of orchard fruits typical of a Speyside malt. Water brings out a sweeter, more direct Speyside character (citrus fruits, pear drops). Light sweetness, then chewy and balanced by a light acidity, with a good spread of flavours mid-palate.
Medium to long. Elegantly drying and crisp; then a sweetly nutty delayed warmth, which lingers pleasantly.