Singleton of Dufftown 12yr Old Whisky

Singleton of Dufftown 12yr Old Whisky

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Singleton of Dufftown 12yr Old

1 X 750ml Bottle

Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Region: Speyside, Scotland
Age when bottled: 12 years
Strength: 43% ABV

They say that Rome was built on 7 hills – and Dufftown, built on 7 stills

As the road winds out of Dufftown alongside the River Dullan to Keith, we pass many of the 7 distilleries located in the vale: there’s old Pittivaich, Mortlach, Glendullan and The Dufftown distillery itself. The single malt made here is bottled for your pleasure as The Singleton™ of Dufftown.

Dufftown Distillery was the sixth distillery to be set up around the town. The buildings are authentically 19th Century and bunch together beside a stream in a pretty dell surrounded by hills and trees. Floor maltings were used right up 1968 and modern condensers bring the vapours back to liquid form.

The distillery first drew water from Highlandman John’s Well in 1896 and continues to do so to this day.  The Dufftown distillery features 3 pairs of stills. Curiously, the new-make spirit that runs from them is best described as “spicy” in character, but 12 years in the wood softens this to a charming warmth. While most of this whisky will be matured in American oak casks, a small proportion is aged in former European sherry butts and it is the marrying of these two that gives The Singleton™ of Dufftown its perfectly balanced appeal.

The Singleton™ is rich and rewarding with every sip. It’s eminently drinkable. Best of all, it is accessible to the new malts consumer. The waft of citrus sifts through the sweet fruit  and hazelnuts on the nose while spicy blackcurrant slides effortlessly over the tongue.

The unique bottle shape of The Singleton™ of Dufftown is inspired by a traditional hipflask while the colour of the glass is redolent of the blue flint glass used at the turn of the previous century.

Tasting Notes 
Colour:
 Deep gold with polished mahogany highlights 
Nose: Approachable and rich. Initially toasted hazelnut then rich fruits- baked apples & dates. Water brings out a sweeter, more direct Speyside character of citrus fruits & pear drops. 
Body: Smooth-Medium 
Taste: Sweetness and crunchy nuts impress then a smooth fruity Speyside sweetness. Hints of blackcurrant, brown sugar & espresso coffee. 
Finish: Medium to long. Elegantly dry & crisp- then a sweet, nutty, delayed warmth which lingers pleasantly

Delivery Policy

We use a prefered courier company for orders outside of Cape Town. Orders are dispatched daily Monday - Friday. All orders are specially packaged to ensure they arrive safely at the Final Destination.

Cape Town:
Monday – Friday 09:00am – 17:00pm
Delivery Door to Door
Subject to your order not containing a specially sourced or out of stock product.
A delivery fee of R65.00 is applicable to orders under R500.00 delivered within the Western Cape

South Africa:
Orders are dispatched Mon-Friday and delivered Mon-Fri.
The courier company does not deliver on Weekends or Public Holidays.
A Delivery Fee of R95.00 is applicable to orders outside of the Western Cape below R1000.00
Outerlying areas which are not major centres, A major centre is Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban can take a further 5-7 business days to be delivered.
*Some specialty liquors may require 10-14 days for delivery subject to no delay

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