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The Singleton of Dufftown Malt Master's Selection

Overall rating
81.64/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Refill, Sherry and Bourbon
Casknumber
Batch 1106
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Apr 2018 9:55 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 30,93

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24 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for The Singleton of Dufftown Malt Master's Selection

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.64 points

  1. Macheye scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The Singleton Malt Master’s Selection is a sweet, unfussy, easy-going uncomplicated whisky. But, whilst the finish is all too brief and a touch hollow in places, the rest of the components all gel together quite nicely. There are elements of youth here (as one might expect), but they are largely covered through some the influence of ex-sherry sweetness. The price vs. quality seems extremely reasonable - both as a potential introductory whisky, but also as a bottling that you’d not be overly worried to mix up and experiment with. Perhaps not a master, but certainly a well-behaved pupil.https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/dufftown/the-singleton-of-dufftown-malt-masters-selection/
    • Nose
      Immediately sweet with orchard fruits – ripe apples and pears – and also with confectionary – toffee, caramel, honeycomb and pear drops. There’s both grassiness (fresh hay and leaves) and patisserie (almond buns and bread and butter pudding). In the background there’s very light pepperiness, which provides just a touch of bitterness and offsets some of the sweeter aromas.
    • Taste
      Slightly syrupy with a texture akin to tinned fruit salad, this opens similarly to the nose with toffee, and orchard fruits – now a little deeper – toffee apples, and poached pears. There’s a touch of metal here – copper, which hints at some youthful spirit. Bakery flavours again – croissants and vanilla swirls. Maltiness comes through in the mid-palate – at times seeming a slightly sharp, bitter and citrus (combined with our bready/bakery flavours, almost akin to a citra-hop IPA). In the back-palate, grassiness and earthiness is present – reed, flax and some slightly damp soils. Spicing is more prevalent here than on the nose, but is not overwrought – slightly bitter pepper.
    • Finish
      Relatively short with vanilla, grassiness and pepper.

  2. LordBellamy scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Great Daily Dram, especially in summer. Overall, he obviously lacks complexity, but all in all, a successful NAS whisky for beginners with a very good PLV
    • Nose
      84 84
      sweet fruit, especially apple juice, a few pears, sweetness of honey and some caramel, also a subtle spiciness of cedar wood / cigar box can be found
    • Taste
      83 83
      very easy onset, apple, caramel, raspberry, cedar, but hardly oak
    • Finish
      81 81
      very short, some sweetness, apples, decent wood

  3. Abtbernardus scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Does not really make a high impression. Watery taste in the beginning, followed by some fruit and peppers. Not bad for its price (promo € 30) but there is better for the same money

  4. holborndrinker scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A pleasant dram - decent value.
    • Nose
      Freshly pressed shirts and apple strudel.
    • Taste
      Mellow fruitfulness, some grassy notes with a slightly sweet aftertaste.
    • Finish
      Soft, sweet - quite short.

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