This 18 Years Old Singleton of Dufftown is sublimely smooth. With whisky from spice imparting refill ex bourbon casks and fruit enriching Pedro Ximenez oloroso seasoned casks, this dram is full of the fantastic flavours you'd find in fruitcake.
|Distillery: Soft, inviting, dry and autumnal nose. Sweet, stewed fruits, ripe autumn apples and rich berry fruits. Roasted nuts; hazelnut, walnut. Fragrant wood. Then a rich vanilla and toffee smoothness. A little water restores the appetising fruit.
WSD: Lots of tropical fruits, green apple skins, pears, treacle and Digestive biscuits. Vanilla custard and white grapes and coconut treacle tart.
|Distillery: Firm to full palate. Dry and sweet; nuts, dark toffee and gentle mint, rhubarb and apple juice. Deeper hint of almond biscuit. Dries, with a rich, silky cocoa bitterness, growing spicy. Water brings up sweet fruit, blackberries.
WSD: Very smooth and mellow with a touch of light spice, syrupy with a touch of aniseed and liquorice.
|Distillery: Long, smooth and warming finish. Sweetness softly introduces a longer, drying oakiness. Stewed-fruit freshness. Wood-smoke spiced with faint black pepper.|