The Singleton of Dufftown Fruity Decadence 15 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Dufftown
  • Age 15 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • citrus zest
  • floral
  • toasted oak
  • apple
  • figs
  • pie
  • sweet
  • elderflower
  • fruit

The Singleton

of Dufftown Fruity Decadence 15 Year Old (0.7l, 40%)
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Character Goatson
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 Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Dufftown
  • Age 15 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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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  • citrus zest
  • floral
  • toasted oak
  • apple
  • figs
  • pie
  • sweet
  • elderflower
  • fruit
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
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.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
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.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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.
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