Singleton of Dufftown Spey Cascade
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  • oak
  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • apple
  • pepper
  • grassy
  • cinnamon
  • walnuts
  • grain

Singleton

of Dufftown Spey Cascade (0.7l, 40%)
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Character Goatson
As you work your way through your first dram, each sip reveals something new. 
 
Let’s talk about The Singleton… and yes, that requires us to geek-out a bit. [Whisky-Nerd Alert! Whisky-Nerd Alert!] If you are a serious Scotch-Nerd and someone asks if you like Singleton single-malt Whiskey, the correct response is, “Which one?” There are three: The Singleton of Glendullan, The Singleton of Glen Ord, and The Singleton of Dufftown. To add more confusion, all are owned by the Grand Poo-Bah of Spirits, Diageo
 
Each distillery is awesome in it’s own way. All are Highlanders, all are used in premium blends, all have versions of The Singleton, and each has their own single-malt brands as well. Two are Speyside, and one—Glen Ord, Uncle Flaviar’s personal favorite—is Ross-shire. Some say the distinction is all marketing spin… we disagree, but we do love them all. You must try them for yourself to decide amongst these amber beauties. 
 
Singleton Spey Cascade hails from the Dufftown Distillery a bit up river in the Spey Valley. This is definitely a single-malt, but it is also a blend of ages and woods. This gives it a very complex smoothness and flavor profile. There are two types of American Oak and two types of European oak in the aging mix—ex-Bourbon and Sherry casks from America, and European virgin and Sherry casks. 
 
And although there is no age-statement on the bottle, it drinks as both old and young, so we say it is a mix of Whiskies aged twelve years at the top end and perhaps five on the lower end. All this blending of wood and aging adds complexity and a variety of spiciness from pepper to cinnamon to vanilla and back again. As you work your way through your first dram, each sip reveals something new. 
 
SmartAss Corner
The water source for Dufftown—Jock’s Well—has been hotly contested for decades. In fact, The cheeky-bastards at… ahem… a “nearby competing distillery” has been caught more than once trying to divert the course of the water for their own purposes. 
 
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Appearance / Color
Amber Murano Glass    
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Dark fruits and grain with a touch of baked apples 
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Spice, wet grass, and caramelized walnuts with vanilla oak
 
Finish 
Warm and wet … with spice from the European oak 
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  • oak
  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • apple
  • pepper
  • grassy
  • cinnamon
  • walnuts
  • grain
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Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Like Deanston, Dufftown was not built to be a distillery. It was a grain mill that they converted into a distillery, when the milling business was slow.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Like Deanston, Dufftown was not built to be a distillery. It was a grain mill that they converted into a distillery, when the milling business was slow.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
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