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Singleton of Dufftown 18 Year Old

With Soft Cheeses

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

22nd Jan 2023


Singleton of Dufftown 18 Year Old
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The Singleton of Dufftown, together with its brothers Glen Ord and Glendullan (and in times long gone also the Auchroisk) is one of Diageo's best-selling whiskies. However, it is often overlooked by many whisky lovers – myself included, I quickly add. But recently I visited the Glen Ord distillery and tasted all three there. And from one of them – Dufftown – I recently had the opportunity to pick up 3 samples: the 18, 21 and 25 years old. I'm going to taste it now at my leisure.

Delicate and even elegant nose on apples and pears, malt sugars, vanilla, and raisins. A little waxy. Oatmeal porridge in the background. Particularly soft notes of the wood. Almost devoid of any spiciness. Nicely balanced and very inviting.

Creamy mouthfeel. On the palate it is a lot less delicate, and the flavors are much more pronounced. The fruit becomes a bit darker, while the wood spices make themselves heard. I get some pepper and a hint of nutmeg. Midpalate it slowly becomes a bit dry, without disturbing.

The finish is quite nice. A tad short, perhaps, but fruity and spicy. He dies a soft bitter death, leaving the mouth a little dry with notes of notes.

A liquid dessert that works well with soft cheeses. In my opinion, this malt is considerably underestimated. Around 75 EUR.

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