“The Singleton” is an expression used by whisky brokers in the early 20th Century. If a broker had only one cask of a special malt whisky in his inventory he would describe it as being “a singleton”.
The term returned in 1986 with the launch of Auchroisk single malt, and was spread around the world in 2006 with the release of three 3 Singletons for 3 continents – Dufftown for Europe, Glen Ord for Asia and Glendullan for America. All three bottlings make excellent introduction to the complex world of single malts. The bottle of Singleton of Dufftown 12 years old comes with two branded glasses.
Nose: unsophisticated yet pleasant, toffee, vanilla, baked apples, peaches, oak shavings and hints of cinnamon.
Palate: malty, combination of fruit and spice, walnuts, brown sugar, traces of hay.
Finish: medium long, sweet fruit and oaky dryness.