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19 Jun 2014

Singleton of Dufftown 15 Years

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Dufftown

In the Singleton series that was originally made for travel retail, the Singleton of Dufftown offers three expressions: 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old and 18 Year Old. This year, two new NAS expressions were launched: Tailfire and Sunray.

 

The Singleton of Dufftown 15 Year OldSingleton of Dufftown 15 yo
(40%, OB 2013)

Nose: much nicer than expected. There’s an uncommon mix of lipstick wax, orange blossom and a dark beer-like malty sweetness. Works surprisingly well. Apple pie and toffee, oranges and honey. Also a certain dustiness. Maybe soft tobacco. I quite like this. Mouth: fairly soft, too bad, with a generic sweetness. Bummer. The profile is still rather nice though. Sweet nuts, pears and a balanced oaky spiciness. Honey. Finish: long, sweet and malty, with lots of mocha and honey.

I have to say the nose of this Singleton of Dufftown 15yo was a nice surprise. Nice character, interesting aromas. A really nice entry-level malt. If only it were bottled with a little bit more power. Around € 45.

Score: 83/100

Singleton of Dufftown 15 Years 3 Ruben Luyten 2014-06-19

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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
  • george: i see you have tried st magdalene and say it is harder to find i am a collector of st magdalene and i have 40 bottles i am selling these date from 196
  • sjoerd972: I wish the guys at Bushmills would demand the labels to say "Northern Ireland" so we didn't have to speculate on the booze's origins.

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