Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
European and American Oak Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
03 Jan 2019 2:37 pm by Scheuni

Average value

€ 31.52

11 × in wishlist

145 × member ratings

424 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Singleton of Dufftown 12-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 76.22 points

  1. Gabor1973 scored this whisky 69 points Expert Junior

    easy, little spice with hardly any aftertaste.
    It's just ok

  2. Vince scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    drinkable if one is paying no attention to what they're having. no charisma whatever.

  3. LoverCop1989 scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    A really solid drop. Very pleasant and balanced for the price of the smell and taste. The finish disappointed me. This is very short and the bitterness comes through strongly. Price-performance ratio "good" and wonderfully suitable for beginners.
    • Nose
      83 83
      a lot of fruit (pear and citrus fruit), wood polish, very sweet, oak, malt, a hint of freshly mown meadow, some wild herbs
    • Taste
      79 79
      initially very sweet and very fruity, then oaky and malty bitterness, hardly oily, in places very tart, nutty
    • Finish
      73 73
      short, spicy, malty and oaky bitterness, but still sweet, slightly fruity, pleasantly dry

  4. diamond2000 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: sweet and fruity, honey, dried ginger, a little bit of yeast, as in the crumb of white bread, juice of exotic, fragrant citrus peel, fruit lozenges.

    Taste: bittersweet, caramel, apple jam, herbal bitterness, honey, pinching spices, lemonade.

    Finish: shorter than average, delicate, caramel with fruit filling, ginger, bitterness of zest.

    Rating: 77

    Bottom line: although the aroma is rustic, it is rather pleasant, the taste and finish are descending. Whisky that is not debugged in memory, sweet, easy to drink, but really quite simple. Its advantage is the price, for shares you can buy instead of 12 summer blends.

  5. MarcinCh scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Very fruity. Lots of vanilla. Sweet. Brisk. Apples. Citrus. There is a lot of caramel on the other nose. There is some spice on the nose as well.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Lots of fresh fruit. Apples. There is a lot of seasoning, but in an acceptable way. White pepper. Some oak comes out. Vanilla.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Spices. White pepper. Citrus. Oak bitterness. Some fresh fruit. Traces of vanilla. Medium-long finish.

  6. M_FF scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Another 12-year-old whisky at a very good price and of course even better taste. Whisky novice drinkers will not be disappointed.
    First I drank it outside at 6 ° C, then at room temperature in the living room. In both cases it is fresh, quite expressive, although in the living room it seems to be more perfect and refined. Certainly, time to aerate and clarify the flavor palette before tasting.
    • Nose
      88 88
      delicate, fruity, apples, hay,
    • Taste
      88 88
      quite sweet, spicy, orange, nuts, oak
    • Finish
      87 87
      quite long, malty and bitter, pleasant

  7. Doktor_Gonzo scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  8. Stefan_Hartl scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior


    Fruity-sweet, tasty drinking whisky.
    • Nose
      Very fruity with orange, honey and apple compote. Mild and a touch of oak.
    • Taste
      Fresh, fruity and mild, almost watery. Again oranges and honey, sweet malt and a little spice.
    • Finish
      Spicy with notes of coffee, in addition becoming fruity and dry.

  9. Mortimore scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      74 74

  10. McMoulis scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      75 75


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