Cocktails: Singleton- Unapologetically Enjoyed

Singleton- Unapologetically Enjoyed

120 Years plus swimming Upstream, and that’s the rich story of Singleton of Dufftown 12. In Dufftown they say “Rome was built on seven hills and Dufftown stands on seven stills.” That’s why singleton has stood the test of times.

People and places don’t just shape a Single Malt Scotch Whisky’s flavour. They change the course of its future. Get a taste of how the whisky you love today came to be, by exploring The Singleton of Dufftown timeline. Dufftown is the name of a town in the Speyside region of the Scottish Highlands. The town itself is home to a number of distilleries including Balvenie, Glenfiddich, Mortlach, and others. This means that the name of this particular bottle could be translated as “a single malt made in a town where a lot of other single malts are also made”. I guess that doesn’t ring enough to make the Diageo marketing materials. The Diageo-owned distillery has six stills and was established in the 1890s. The range includes a number of NAS malts, as well as a 15-year, 18-year, 21-year, and 25-year. This 12-year is aged in a combination of ex-bourbon and “European oak” casks, which could mean a lot of different things. It’s bottled at 40% ABV.

Singleton of Dufftown 12 Bottling Note

A straightforward, nutty and malty single malt from Speyside, the Singleton of Dufftown was released to replace the Singleton of Auchroisk. It’s aged in a high proportion of European oak casks.

Nose: Malty with cereal/barley sweetness, buttery toast, wood shavings, hay and walnut.

Palate: Orange zest spiciness perks up a malty core of nuts, oak and toffee, hints of cut grass.

Finish: Oaky, rich with good length, some fruit lingers.

With Water: The addition of a few drops of water initially shocks the aroma, washing out all of the fruit. It comes back slowly, and without a noticeable change. The flavour and finish are the same, with the addition of a green apple note. Water optional, but not needed.

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