The Singleton of Dufftown 18-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Bourbon und Sherrycasks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
new design
Bottle code
Added on
05 feb 2021 10:14 pm by charly1

Average value

€ 70.49

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Whisky reviews for The Singleton of Dufftown 18-year-old

11 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.46 points.

  1. DistiLesha scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A simple but pleasant whisky. Very simple:)
    There is no complex structure, as well as some development as the decantation proceeds.
    I did not feel a sherry profile.

    21 21 20 20
    • Nose
      Papery malt, lots of honey, vanilla, oak tannins, apples and pears, solvent echoes
    • Taste
      Bittersweet, fruity creamy, citruses, vanilla, honey, toffee, pear and apple peel (more apples), peanut butter, solvent echoes, woody and fruity sweetness builds up as it oxidizes.
    • Finish
      Bitter, woody, unripe apple peel

  2. MarcinCh scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Amber color. Light oily.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Dried fruits. Berries. Caramel. Sweetness. Well arranged. Chocolate.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Traces of chocolate. Lots of fruit. Spices. Traces of an oak. Spices. Cinnamon. Pepper. Caramel.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Caramel. Milk chocolate. Spices. Fresh fruit. Cinnamon. White pepper. Medium-long finish.

  3. malts0343 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Easy and sweet. Honey, ripe Fuji apples, honey and, some pears and white peaches. These are embraced by gentle oakiness.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Malty and sweet. Smooth. Full of tropical fruits. Perhaps the citrusy arrives later on the palate. Some spice with cinnamon in the end. Perfect drink for summer,
    • Finish
      83 83
      Rather short, well perhaps I should say, friendly.

  4. ldz794140310 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Nice and friendly whiskies, this vintage is ideal for upscale parties and banquets.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Rich sherry, berry acid, pineapple, milk chocolate, spices
    • Taste
      86 86
      Stewed sweet fruit, apple pie, a taste of old wood
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish of some milky black coffee, with wood and spices

  5. molpet scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    A spirit with no real character meets some underwhelming casks, chill filtration, dillution to 40% and a heavy load of caramel. I will be actively avoiding this one in the future!
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      79 79

  6. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I didn't notice enough of the sherry cask
    the finish is disappointing
    no malt for me
    • Nose
      red compote is less, light sherry is more, light raisins, brown banana, oak, brown apple, vanilla comes

      from the 1920s: sweet, mushy berries, oak (older), a note towards gravel road asphalt
    • Taste
      light, soft, round
      decent oak, light sherry, rice cake, light floral note, slightly spicy, milk chocolate, slightly sweet, some vanilla, a fruity note (red, slightly sour), tingles a bit
    • Finish
      short to medium long
      Leaves from the tree, spice mix (no herbs), light oak, spicy, light sherry

  7. tester1277 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Nice aroma, otherwise unfortunately not my cup of tea. Too weak in taste and a finish that I don't like at all.
    • Nose
      very soft and quite inconspicuous, a scent of kiwi, in the background some spice, vanilla
    • Taste
      soft, creamy, almost oily
    • Finish
      becoming noticeably dry, lots of wood, warming

  8. Svjatogor scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    n: flat, sweet, fruity, vanilla, pineapple
    t: sweet, fruity, vanilla
    a: nuts, oak, vanilla, fruity, short finish

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    H2H Dufftown OB
    12 year 40% 2017 (old livery) - 108571 -83/86/85
    15 year 40% latest version - 165382 - 84/83/80
    18 year 40% latest version - 176121 - 84/84/81
    Trinite Nas 40% travel retail - 42191 - 83/84/83

    None of these will set your world on fire, I think the 12 year tastes better than the 15 or 18 but not sure what the latest 12 year tastes like called lucious nectar?
    If these were bottles at 46% they would be much better for it

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Similar in nose to the 15 year just more of which you would expect.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Similar in nose to the 15 year just more of which you would expect.
      pineapple, some green apple, honey, a little lemon and icing sugar.
    • Taste
      84 84
      plenty of stewed fruit at first, plum, red apple, a little kiwi and green gooseberry and a nice sweet icing note.
      Like the new 15 year this suffers from a light depth of profile with the only thing holding on is a little peppery spice note and a hint of ginger.
      Actually as you go on it does come back with another wave of flavour but for an 18 year old needs a little more depth of profile to keep you interested.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Longer than the 15 year, just but again fading too quickly

  11. vlad78 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    The most affordable 18-year-old release from single malt. But would I buy it? Don't know.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Sweet, reminiscent of a set of dried fruits, where there is a little of everything.
    • Taste
      80 80
      The taste is the same set of dried fruits, but from which the compote was prepared, so it is quite watery.
    • Finish
      78 78
      A short sweet.

  12. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Really quaffable but the low abv is a serious detriment.
    • Nose
      Tangerines with a big floral hit, but also a touch of kiwi. Becomes somewhat sweeter after a little while, with honey and stewed apples, but also some barley and aniseed. Balanced and gentle.
    • Taste
      Seriously enjoyable with notes of orange, ripe apples and honey. There are some grassy, herbal and chalky elements too.
    • Finish
      Too short. Lingering notes of chalk and mint.


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