Speyside Single Malt 12 Years and Under - 2014
World Whiskies Awards
What's in a name? Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Malty with cereal/barley sweetness, buttery toast, wood shavings, hay and walnut.
Palate: Orange zest spiciness perks up a malty core of nuts, oak and toffee, hints of cut grass.
Finish: Oaky, rich with good length, some fruit lingers.
Just bought this at a great price in Cape Town..on special at Makro..the equivalent of Cosco here. Settled down just now with my first sip. Lovely nose.. The European cask aging comes through ..with a lovely deep woody, sweet whiff.
On the palate I thought this was really smooth, with a complex character that has to be appreciated ... I will definitely share this with guests very selfishly.
20th March 2014
As a newcomer, it's easy to love this scotch. Soft, fresh, delicious.
13th March 2014
Spotted this attractively packaged and priced little number whilst holidaying in Samoens, France. Instantly whisk(y)ed to the side of a wide Speyside river, old cane trout rod in hand, casting across with a Bloody Red Butcher. Like a searing steely rivet fresh hued into the side of my mouth...it burns. Soaring high as a Golden Eagle across Glenfeshie reaching peaks of rough hewn granite where crystal clear water starts its journey to the sea below. Time for a other dram wee Laddie......to be continued.
25th February 2014
This whisky is very smooth and easy to drink. I went through the bottle much faster than expected!
5th February 2014
This one is a good, but rather traditional Speyside;not a challenge, ut still nice as evening drink
28th January 2014
First of all: the bottle is beautiful. Very smart packaging. I actually think some people WANT to like it because of the good looks.
On the nose it doesn't bring a lot. Some sweetness, some barley. Than the taste is just that: NOT smooth. I don't get why people call this 'smooth' and 'so easy'. There is a hint of orange that appeals, but then afterwards you get a sharp edge that just ruins it. Not that I hate 'sharpness' because it CAN be functional in a certain dram, but this is just a cheap kind of sharp. One of the most dissapointing buys in a while.
If you like easy going, you can find a lot better in the same price category. For example a Glengrant 10y or a Balvenie DoubleWood 12y.
23rd January 2014
I love this mild single malt with just enough flavor. My friends who used to only drink blends now also like this. So I am getting them to trade up.
4th December 2013
Good stuff, mellow accessible not to complex but good starter stuff and enough for you to keep coming back for. Managed to pick up in booker with two glasses 24 which can't be bad.
4th November 2013
I've had this one before and remember it being very smooth with a rich nutty, malty sweetness. I have just picked one up from Tesco for £22 (real bargain)and can't wait to open it and see if it is as good as I remember.
2nd November 2013
Absolutely first class. Nuff said. This was bought as a leaving gift from my work mates. To take the time and effort to get this a gift for me was truly humbling. I'll treasure this. I only tried my first single malt on a jaunt in the cairngorms in the summer. I was so takentthat I couldn't wait to buy a bottle. For my friends to do me this honour is wonderful.
29th October 2013
This one my dad, Andrew bought for me. Was included as 1 of 4 little bottles in a whisky set. I chose one at random and sat down to drink. Never really drank much whiskey but this has opened the door for me to try more. Singleton melts when it hits your lips then spreads and smothers more of your taste buds. Sweet and a little spicy, really great taste. I do want more, thats why i ended up here, after searching for Singleton. 8/10. My journey into the vast tastes has really only just begun so i'm leaving room for improvement ;p
29th August 2013
My favourite whisky, very easy to drink ... almost too easy.
28th May 2013
I love this whiskey! Veeery smooth, perfect served neat!
21st June 2012
World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Singleton of Dufftown 12yo wins - "Best Speyside 12 years and under"! I like this malt!!!
18th May 2012
If your like me and really enjoy your malts but cannot afford the really aged stuff, then this is for you.
30th January 2012
A very drinkable whisky. Smooth and flavoursome.
12th December 2011
Deserves more than Jim Murray's 71, I'd rate it a nice round 80.
If you see it on offer snap it up.
5th October 2011
I'm at chatsworth country fair and stumpled across a stall doing free samples. the staff was all smart dressed, with the latest gadgets. But could only tell me the whisky was from dufftown in the speyside area. well i must say apart from there lack of knowledge it was a really nice drop of gods water.
3rd September 2011
I had the same nice experience with this whisky. I've never tried a whisky so easy to drink and flavored. Definitely I'd recommend it for starters.
8th August 2011
My wife and I bought a sampler pack which included a 5cl bottle of this. We got it just to try out for a one off new experience sort of thing. But we were seduced by this pleasant drinking 'winter warmer'. I would recommend this for those starting out on the Malt adventure. Its well rounded, tasty and nice finish. The other Malts in the sampler were strong with odd aftertastes [to us]. But we'll be returning to this one.
6th March 2011