Singleton of Dufftown 15 Year Old

Singleton of Dufftown 15 Year Old

(0.75l, 40%)


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In the center-right of our flavor map. Balanced. 
 
Dufftown distillery was started in 1896 by two Liverpudlian entrepreneurs when a stone built saw and a mill was converted into a distillery. By the 1920s the distillery was doing great and had an expanding market in the US, however prohibition hit it badly and it was closed in 1933. In 1934 Arthur Bell bought the distillery, and it has been an important contributor to Bells blend ever since. The Dufftown distillery is the only one in Scotland malting all its own barley.
 
The Singleton of Dufftown 15 Year Old is aged for 15 years in American and European casks, which were used for ageing bourbon and sherry, respectively. The depth and richness of its flavor is achieved through longer fermentation and slower distillation.

  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Speyside
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Dufftown
  • Age

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slightly spicy
biscuit
fresh fruit
smoky
caramel
sweet
apple
pear
anise
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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland and some other parts of the world distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and USA they spell it Whiskey.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark amber.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Slightly spicy nose, toffee apples, ripe autumn fruits combined with red berry sharpness. Some golden syrup sweetness and an interesting yeasty note. Adding water brings up sweet chestnut and a whiff of smoke. 
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet then slowly drying. Fresh fruit with spicy top notes. Rich on the palate with that nuttiness and vanilla, dried fruits and the yeast from the nose has become more biscuit like. 
 
Finish
Dry departure. Pears and whole grain biscuits, then delicately spiced with notes of cinnamon and a breath of anise seed.
 
Comment
The Singleton of Dufftown is very well balanced and will appeal to first timers and veterans alike. Not connected to Duffman though. 

Flavor spiral
Slightly spicy, biscuit, apple, fresh fruit, caramel, sweet, anise, smoky, pear.
 

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Ratings & Reviews
Alex
Alex,
Water down so much I can barely pick out any flavors. Just boring
 
Raoul
Raoul,
Nice, reasonably soft and easy to drink. not pretentious, reanobly priced. A nice everyday drink
 
Donald
Donald,
Very Friendly with a lot of complex flavors.
 
Steven
Steven,
Snoky!
 
Chad
Chad,
Nose a bit oaky, fruity with apple and pear. Taste flavorful, zesty and spicy.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
A bit too smoky for me
 
James
James,
Very smooth taste of cherry and almond with notes of fruit and oak
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Golden syrup nose. Easy. Like a nice balanced biscuit (British kind): lite space, lite smoke, lite sweet. Short finish entices to more without one knowing why.
 
Adam
Adam,
Flavor spiral is definitely spot on for this one. Very easy drinker. Would love to have it in my home bar
 
Mathew
Mathew,
Pretty much dead on with the flavor spiral and tasting notes. Complex. Spicy but not harsh. I don’t know that I would go looking for this one, but I’d drink it again.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Apple on the nose with a little sweetness quickly taken over by a nuttiness and smoke flavor. More smoke than I was expecting but not overwhelming. Would drink again, but would not run out and purchase a bottle. I enjoy The Singleton, first try of this one. I think they get better after being exposed to air after a few weeks or more, so this one may be no different.
 
guest
guest,
Out of about 15 whiskies, this was my favourite.
 
Matt
Matt,
A little smokier than I like, but it’s not overpowering. Pretty good, but not great.
 
Brett
Brett,
Super smooth. Had it with an ice cube and it was perfect!
 
Seth
Seth,
Sweet and light. Strong hints of fruit. Smooth and easy to drink.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Very, very smooth and easy to drink. Ever-so slight hints of peat, but light sweetness as well.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
A solid scotch but not one I would add to my cabinet. Smooth at first with a slight bite that I did not expect given the 40% ABV. The anise definitely comes through but not in a pleasurable way, a bit of a mouth numbing affect. A few drops of water to open it up seemed to amplify this affect.
 
Gordon
Gordon,
Fruity notes to begin but quickly fades into a sharp spice flavor. Spice flavors over power everything else in the end. OK whisky, but much better out there.
 
James
James,
Surprisingly good Scotch from less well known distillery. Couldn't stop until complete.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
After the Tamdhu, this was felt like a skyscraper in my mouth compared to a beautiful cottage tucked in a sea of rolling hills. It was good, don't get me wrong. Just more of a hard flavor profile. It hits your taste buds hard. Vaguely spicy. A little rubbing alcohol. But good. Just not as good as the Tamdhu.
 
Cory
Cory,
Smooth, woody with a little bit of spice.
 
Scott
Scott,
Like they say in the description - balanced. My wife and I didn't find it quite as smooth or quite as interesting as the other two whiskies in the Speyside tasting set.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Excellent! Spice up front on the palate transitioning quickly to sweet fruits.
 
guest
guest,
Nice balanced taste of fruits and smoke! It is a malt you can drink anytime on any occasion!
 
Braxton
Braxton,
Not really my cup of tea! It is by no means a disappointment. Just not for me...
 
David
David,
Absolutely delicious Malt with a great all round balance of hint of smoke to sweetness of honey and none of that heavy Peatiness. Only problem I have is putting the lid back on it for any length of time.
 
Michael
Michael,
Amazing.
 
Steven
Steven,
...
 
Mark
Mark,
Another highland scotch that doesn't disappoint
 
Brad
Brad,
Solid scotch, little sweet, little smoke with an excellent lasting finish. Good overall, recommended for novice to experienced scotch drinkers who like balance.
 
Bob
Bob,
Nice balanced dram. Not overpowering on smokiness and low to no peatiness - a plus for me.
 
guest
guest,
Had a dram in Inverness. Really enjoyed it. Full and rich. Drank with just a little dab of water.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Wow bury next to this distilery!!
 
Armando
Armando,
A bit of burnt sugar on the nose. Quick finish but a smooth sip.
 
Zbigniew
Zbigniew,
The nose detects a sweet smoke, the eyes see a beautiful ember color. Now let's see what the taste pallet senses. Beautiful sweet start with a nice berry finish. Defenitly a whisky you can sip on at any time of thr year.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Very smooth finish, loved to sip this by the fire on a cold winter evening!!
 
Rick
Rick,
Not a fan of the front end sort of a buttery taste, but smooth.
 
Peter
Peter,
Bright toffee, peppery bite, sharp, apricot. Very middle of the road and easy drinking.
 
Jarrod
Jarrod,
The best by far
 
Amit
Amit,
Straightforward, simple, clean
 
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