Monday, 19 November 2012

Dram of the Day; The Singleton of Dufftown 12 year old 40%Single Malt Whisky

The Singleton of Dufftown is Diadgeo's current marketing for this distillery. Previously bottled under the now defunct Flora & Fauna as 15 year old. They now offer this 12 year old

Located on the south side of Dufftown it draws its waters from Jock’s Well in the Conval Hills.

Being named after the town itself it could be assumed that it was also the first distillery to be set up in Dufftown. However Mortlach (1824), Glenfiddich (1887), Balvenie (1892) and Convalmore (1894) were all established earlier with Glendullan following in 1898.The last distillery to be built was Pittyvaich in 1975

The sweet and fruity notes in this fine malt from Dufftown are the product of traditional slow distilling, using pure water from Highlandman John's well, long maturation in a unique balance of European and American oak gives

The colour is a deep gold with polished mahogany highlights. with a light medium body,

On the nose there is rich fruit aromas with toasted nut in the background, by adding a touch of water releases  the classic distilleries Speyside style fruit-sweet aromas.
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The palate has a distinct sweetness with nuts, then smooth fruity richness. hints of blackcurrant, brown sugar and espresso coffee. Warming and pleasant.

The whisky has a medium to long, elegantly drying and crisp with a delayed, lingering warmth.

The Singleton of Dufftown its rich and satisfying taste.

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