The Singleton of Glendullan 12 year old Single Malt Whisky 1L
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. (Vol. 20, #3)
**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.
The Singleton of Glendullan 12 year old is a rich, elegant dram at an excellent everyday value. It represents whiskies aged in both bourbon and sherry casks and is a classic Highland style whisky! From the Beverage Tasting Institute: "91 points. Golden amber color. Aromas of buttercream, raisin bran, toasted nuts and dried heather with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, lively brown spice, straw and mossy earth finish. A crowd-pleasing, well balanced, easy drinking Scotch." (05/2011)