The Singleton of Dufftown Trinité (40%, OB, 2013)
- ABV: 40%
- Age: NAS
- Bottling: OB, GTR
- Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
- Cost: £69.95 per Litre
- Origin: Dufftown distillery
- Vintage: undeclared
What they say
From the Singleton of Dufftown’s range of expressions, which were originally released for Travel Retail, comes the Trinité, which is comprised of whisky drawn from European and American oak casks, then married together for further ageing. Sweet and chocolatey with hints of pear drops and crushed almonds.
What I say
Introduced in 2013 for global travel retail. The Singleton of Dufftown Trinite expression presumably uses three different types of cask maturation? Matured in a mixture of American and European oak barrels and then finished in another cask.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Full amber gold (10/20), slow, medium tears and legs.
- Nose: Slightly damp cereals and oak wood, some fruity apple and honey, biscuity, apple go bars or pastry like apple turnover, pear drops, nutty almond/almond milk, coconut.
- Taste: Light-bodied, neutral palate with some bursts of sugar crystals, apple, pear, almond, frangipane/bakewell and tatin tarte, buttery shortcrust pastry, a hint of milk chocolate, oak wood and a whisper of cinnamon.
- Finish: medium, briefly non-existant, some cinnamon buns, spiced reflux and dry oak wood
Inoffensive and almost a little bland in places, ok for an introductory whisky and for me a touch too spiced – or at least nothing balanced against the wood spices in this one.
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