Appearance: Dry white wine, with pale yellow lights. Good beading. Nose: Mellow and mild overall, with hardly any prickle. The first impression is of honeycomb; spun honey, but also a trace of beeswax. Beneath this is a faint floral note of dry grasses or wallflowers, with fresh orchard fruits on an earthy base. A little water softens the nose and adds pear drop boiled sweets, making all the aromas more evident. Body: Light to medium. Palate: At natural strength the texture is creamy-smooth, the taste intense and sweet overall, and both drying and slightly coating as that hint of beeswax re-appears. With water the effect is smoother and sweeter, the intensity reduced. Finish: Quite long and warming with white pepper, becoming chili in the aftertaste. Lightly drying, it leaves the palate tingling. A drop of water starts to tame the chili-spice.
Bringing pleasure from the first sip, and with bottlings from three distinct distilleries, The Singleton range brings together a striking family of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies that everyone can enjoy.
The Singleton of Glen Ord is the oldest of The Singleton distilleries and the only Highlander in the family, Glen Ord is the product of the White Burn’s water and the Black Isle’s barley. The products of which are a fruity, complex collection that covers all occasions, from aperitif to night-long contemplation.
The Singleton of Glendullan is a Speysider and the youngest by a mere year. It brings a light, delicate, greenwood flavour to the family of three. This is the gift of the American oak casks, the insides of which the liquid caresses to yield a whisky with the subtle softness of fresh orchard fruits. Glendullan runs a true range of flavours, from the instantly likeable 12 Year Old to the incredibly rich Double Matured.
Last, but by no means least, The Singleton of Dufftown is perhaps the most well known of the trio. Found in the heart of Speyside, The Singleton of Dufftown was built during the reign of Queen Victoria. And though the traditional methods, centuries of craft and ancient water source remain, Dufftown – the smoothest of the family of three – is on a mission to create new, great tasting Single Malt Scotch Whiskies that burst with flavour. This enticing collection of fruit, vanilla and honey flavours is like a symphony composed on oak wood.