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Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old

Generic dram

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@MercyReview by @Mercy

6th May 2014

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  • Nose
    15
  • Taste
    16
  • Finish
    17
  • Balance
    18
  • Overall
    66

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Perfectly drinkable dram, not offensive in any way, BUT it definitely lacks character and complexity. A bit rough at first, but if you give it a few minutes it settles down and becomes more mellow. A good every-day single malt, decent for its price, but not something you will stick with or be impressed by. Kind of a generic single malt.

Nose: Dried hay, woody, nutty, shoe polish (?) a bit chemical. Resembling blended whisky smell at first, rather rough. After a few minutes it does settle down and open up, with floral aromas coming out. Touch of orange too.

Taste: Oily, woody, bit of fire at first but after a couple sips it settles down. Maybe a bit grassy too. Not much going on, to be honest, lacks complexity. Rather bland.

Finish: Short to medium. Woodiness and a bit of smoke lingers.

PS: I tried it with a little bit of water (like half a tea spoon) and it helps bring out floral aromas and fruits. But watch it because anything more than half a tea spoon will drown this whisky instantly.

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Mercy commented

Oh ,forgot to add that it gets an extra point for the great bottle design!

5 years ago 0

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