Saturday, 7 May 2011

Whisky Discovery #12

Singleton of Dufftown 12 yo (40% abv, OB, Bottled +/- 2011 70cl)
Speyside Single Malt Whisky
Circa £20 –£30

May's official bottle
Distilled since 1896 with water so pure, legend has it rival distillers have even tried to divert its course.

The Dufftown distillery first drew water from Highlandman John’s Well in 1896 and continues to do so to this day.

Curiously, the new-make spirit that runs from the three pairs of stills is best described as spicy in character. However, 12 years in a combination of American and European Oak casks soften the spirit to deliver sweet fruity notes with a charming warmth and perfect balance.
The unique bottle shape of bottle is inspired by a traditional hipflask while the colour of the glass reflects the blue flint glass used at the turn of the previous century.

“Perfectly Balanced, Naturally Rich and Smooth” is the wording on the label, and it is the ideal summary of this striking single malt.