The Singleton of Dufftown Fruity Decadence 15 Year Old

Singleton The Singleton of Dufftown Fruity Decadence 15 Year Old

(0.7l, 40%)


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A fifteen year-old Highlander vying for the top shelf.

If 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. Each distillery is awesome in its own way. All are Highlanders, all are used in premium blends, all have versions of The Singleton, and each has their own Single Malt brand as well. Two are Speyside, and one — Glen Ord — is Ross-shire. Some say the distinction is all marketing spin… we disagree. We love them all, but there is something about the limestone-filtered spring water in Ross-shire. Growth has been phenomenal, and parent Diageo envisions The Singleton becoming a first tier Single Malt producer along with Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, and the Macallan.

The Singleton of Dufftown is in Speyside at the Dufftown Distillery, sitting just upstream from Mortlach and about a mile from its sister Glendullen Distillery. And that is what you get here — a true-blue Speysider with all the delicate, fruit-forward notes you want in a dram of this character. The Singleton of Dufftown 15 Year Old has been aged mostly in ex-Bourbon casks with the balance aged in Oloroso Sherry casks, earning it the nickname "Fruity Decadence" proudly displayed on the label. It is, perhaps, the perfect Single Malt entry dram.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Speyside
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Dufftown
  • Age

Flavor Spiral™

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citrus zest
floral
toasted oak
apple
figs
pie
sweet
elderflower
fruit
What does The Singleton of Dufftown Fruity Decadence 15 Year Old taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in The Singleton of Dufftown Fruity Decadence 15 Year Old and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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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
Medium Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is pleasingly floral with violets and elderflowers over toasted oak with a hint of apple and lemon zest.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is light and creamy with a fruitcake note over pears, mixed citrus zest, and a hint of fig.

Finish
The finish is medium length, soft, sweet, and lightly dry.
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