Singleton of Dufftown 12
Bottle: Fairly plain and conservative labeling but on a flat, wide bottle. Like an over sized hip flask…
Nose: Rich and buttery. Brown sugar. A little dusty with a hint of liquorice. Not overly complex but very friendly.
Body: Medium, a little waxy.
Palate: Hazelnut, marzipan, orange zest, a little white pepper on the tongue. Very smooth and enjoyable.
Finish: Medium length, crisp, well rounded oak and spice.
Neat/Ice/Water: I like this with a little ice. It takes the waxiness and pepper down a level. Just glides down.
Verdict: Quaffable This would be a fantastic intro malt for newcomers or for anyone seeking an uncomplicated sipping dram with a sweet delivery. A peat or sherry monster it is not. It’s the kind of malt I quite like if I feel like a whisky while my thoughts are not necessarily on the whisky. Unobtrusive yet satisfying. If I was looking for a comparable malt then I’d say Glenfiddich 12 but personally, I’d choose this one out of the two.