Review: The Singleton of Dufftown 12 year old single malt scotch whisky
Dufftown Distillery – Diageo
£32.45 for 70cl from Master of Malt
What they say:
THE SINGLETON OF DUFFTOWN 12 YEAR OLD
This smooth, naturally rich single malt whisky has sweet fruity notes and a lingering, pleasurable warmth.
STRENGTH 40% ABV
APPEARANCE Deep gold, polished mahogany highlights.
NOSE Toasted nut and rich fruit aromas. Adding a touch of water brings out the classic Speyside fruit-sweet aromas.
BODY Light to medium.
PALATE Sweetness and crunchy nuts, then smooth fruity richness. Firm, with a balancing sweetness; hints of blackcurrant, brown sugar and espresso coffee. Warming and pleasant.
FINISH Medium to long, elegantly drying and crisp with a delayed, lingering warmth.
What I say:
Sample B5B from the recent NAS vs age statement blind-tasting see The Great Age Statement Debate and Photo Finish Between Age Statement And NAS Whisky In Big Blind Tasting.
Light amber gold (5/20) fine droplet tears leaving fine trails
Musty, deep toffee and oak wood, orange liqueur, cherry, honey, apple, pear, fresh orchard fruits and their juices, caramel
Honey, lots of cereal grains, caramel, cereal barley malt, toffee, vanilla custard, quite a simple palate but enjoyable with gentle spices
Medium-long, spiced, drying orange zest
Spicier and a lot less bitter than the Sunray expression