In the Singleton series that was originally made for travel retail, the Singleton of Dufftown offers three expressions: 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old and 18 Year Old.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.
Singleton 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.