Singleton Dufftown Single Malt 12 Years 700ml
A relaunch Singleton, this time from Dufftown, to replace the now-defunct Singleton of Auchroisk. This smooth, mellow dram is designed to attract new drivers to the malt category.
Sweetness and crunchy nuts impress at first. Then there's smooth, fruity Speyside richness to enjoy. Firm, with a balancing sweetness: hints of blackcurrent fruit, brown sugar and espresso coffee. Warming and pleasant. With water, still a pleasant texture. Light sweetness, then chewy and balanced by a light acidity, with good spread of flavours mid-palate.
Medium to long. Elegently drying and crisp; then a sweetly nutty delayed warmed, which lingers pleasantly.