The Singleton of Dufftown 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
Added on
25 Aug 2008 12:14 am

Average value

€ 34.40

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

91 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 74.34 points

  1. vojt466 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    In addition to spice, nothing at all worth talking about. The smell will go away, but the rest is awful. Now just pray that if one does not receive it as a gift from someone ...
    • Nose
      Total odorless smell: malt, nuts, toast, slightly citrus, a little honey, floral scent, and unfortunately I semtam even some of the sharper chills
    • Taste
      A fairly flat and watery taste, which is bruised only with a very pronounced spice. Nuts, malt, a little lemon peel, followed by no more pleasant bitterness, such bitter smoky caramel: \
    • Finish
      Spicy, with malt undertones, quite warm enough.

  2. Wolv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    rather smooth and soft, but not boring either

    quite tasty for one of the cheapest Single Malts
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. Travelller scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior


  4. g2ther scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. The_Osprey scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old 40%. The aroma is somewhat milky, slight mousy oak, faintest lemon note, furry. Taste is creamy, soft oak, lightly spicy, spicy oak, this is a pretty lacklustre dram. Maybe the word 'lacklustre' is unkind but it's very middle of the road, not displaying much character, seemingly not blended to display any particular distillery character/USP and bottled weak - so that the life has been sucked out. Slightly watery but not insipid. There's spicy oak and light salt and pepper notes, and a soft of pervasive milkiness. It's okay 3.2/77

  6. tribe scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    Lots of hazelnut. Strangely enough, I later had a 5cl miniature that was really good. Here it was too thin and maybe also tipped too quickly.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      74 74

  7. MLE scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75

  8. MLE scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

  9. Malthead19 scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    - an average 12 year old single malt
    - there are much better 12 year standard whiskys (but also more expensive)
    - but still ok for about 28 €
    • Nose
      a malty, sweet sherry aroma, with ripe citrus fruits
    • Taste
      sweet, fruity, malty, a little sherry, spice (oak)
    • Finish
      short start and finish,
      one-dimensional and quickly gone

  10. Syleo scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    All in all, the very pleasant and surprisingly intense nose with the bitter-floral-spicy taste meets in my personal rating in a not really convincing average for this certainly inexpensive singleton - quite edible, but for my personal taste no representative on the home shelf ...
    • Nose
      83 83
      Would this even be a pre-Christmas painting - or a fun fair? It is this aroma of candy canes that rises in the nose the first time you sniff and awakens childhood memories. Vanilla, honey, but also subtle fruitiness combine - honeydew melon, light raisins that have been in the air for a long time and therefore no longer smell very intensely, and then even something spring-like, heather could be.
    • Taste
      69 69
      The anticipation raised in this way increases the expectations for the tasting. But on the palate, there is a sharp sting and then dull bitterness. Recovered from this first impression, the melon and some pear notes are also present here.
    • Finish
      71 71
      Melon and the pear notes are overtaken by a woody bitterness in the short, sharp finish - is this the impression when you chew on heather? Never tried, but I could imagine it.


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