The Singleton of Glendullan 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
The U.S. Singleton comes from Glendullan, a distillery that makes a sweet, light spirit. Here, a percentage has been aged in ex-sherry casks, which has added a layer of fruity sweetness - think port-like sloe notes, Muscatel, and wisteria. The wood is lightly handled, allowing the aromas full rein on the palate. (DB, Fall 2011)
*Best Buy* The nosing passes find aromas of sugar cookies, orange zest, baked pineapple, dry breakfast cereal and citrus-flavored hard candy. Entry is malty sweet, woody and toffee-like; at midpalate the flavors include walnut butter, nougat and honey. Finishes as pleasant and sweet as it began.
Delivers a solid but unchallenging introduction to single malt. The very soft nose shows hints of heather, honey and toffee, yet this gets fruitier in the mouth, with sweet pear notes, followed by some spice on the finish.
A soft and easy-drinking 12-year-old Speyside single malt from a marriage of both bourbon and sherry casks. Glendullan does a 75-hour fermentation to create a fruity, light-bodied profile in the style of other Dufftown-area producers like Glenfiddich. The Singleton 12 year, however, is much more complex and richer on the finish than its larger competitor. A kiss of vanilla on the entry and a flurry of sweet grains on the palate make this a simple, straight-forward and delicious deal.