This Singleton of Dufftown is from whisky matured in both American and European Oak.
|Distillery: First polished wood and toasted nuts, then baked apples and soft brown sugar take over, giving way to a mossy note, too. In briefâ€¦ Easy to drink, enjoyable sweet fruit and smooth, satisfying. In a sentenceâ€¦ Attractive and chewy, easily combining sweetness from ageing in American oak and fruitiness from European in a slow-distilled, traditionally made Speyside malt whisky.|
|Distillery: Sweetness and crunchy nuts, then smooth fruity richness: hints of brown sugar and espresso coffee. Approachable and rich. First polished wood and nuts (toasted hazelnut) dominate, then stewed fruits (baked apples), dried fruits (sweet dates) and soft brown sugar take over. Mossy too, after a while. With water, a sweeter, more direct Speyside character develops (pure pear drops!). Clean and dense. After a while, warm, dry, aromas, of pencil shavings or match-sticks.|
|Distillery: Medium to long, elegantly drying and crisp, completed by a pleasant, sweetly nutty chew-ability. Sweetness and crunchy nuts impress at first, then theres a smooth, fruity Speyside richness to enjoy. Firm, with a balancing sweetness. Brown sugar and espresso coffee. Warming and pleasant. With water, still a pleasant texture. Light sweetness, then chewy and balanced by light acidity, with a good spread of flavours mid-palate.|