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Overall rating
77.13/100
votes
131
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Casktype
European and American oak casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
5000281036748
Added on
10 May 2014 5:44 pm by Erik Elixir
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 27,98

3 × in wishlist

131 × member ratings

315 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Singleton of Dufftown Tailfire

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.13 points

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      73 73

  2. Ailios scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    I was expecting this to have more sherry influence but it, disappointingly, is very subtle. However, I actually prefer this over the outgoing 12 year old which I think had a pretty dull character, where this has a vibrancy that the 12 year old was crying out for. 

    It isn’t complex and there’s not much happening in the development, it’s all about the quite sweet and fruity arrival. It’s not something your going to get excited about, it’s a simple malt that is good for when you just want to relax with a competent bright, fruity malt without scrutinising or thinking too much about it. Quite a good ‘warm up’ dram. The big issue is the price, when it's on offer in the supermarkets in the UK it's £28 and that is a good £5 more than it should be. The three words they put on the front of the bottle ‘fresh, fruity and vibrant’ describe it very well, I would just add the words ‘simple' and 'overpriced’.

  3. Ainulindale scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    A young whisky. Good but not to its best IMHO
    • Nose
      82 82
      White wine, very fresh on citrus (grapefruit), very floral
    • Taste
      79 79
      Yet again citrus, white wine with a splash of oak
    • Finish
      75 75
      Sweet yet lacking

  4. shape_shifter scored this whisky 76 points Newbie

    I just reviewed craigellachie 13y and I realized Singleton of Dufftown Tailfire is very similar in many ways. Just half the price.
    So if you like fruity, fresh, smooth whisky at the very affordable price then Tailfire is obvious choice.

    And while craig 13o do smell and taste bit better, I did give higher rate to Tailfire because of price/ value ratio.

    Perfect entry key to Speyside kind.

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    I see the TAILFIRE on the same level as the SPEY CASCADE - a simple, light, uncomplicated summer whisky.
    • Nose
      light, fruity, sherry, subtle spiciness, oak; [G] [A]
    • Taste
      mild, juicy, fruity onset, ripe apples, grapes, blackberries; sweet sherry flavors, slightly spicy oak; aromatic and uncomplicated;
    • Finish
      medium and fruity; in the end, wooden and spicy;

  6. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    For me as a newbie absolutely suitable for everyday use. Not too complex, but not too boring. I was surprised that the departure is so different from the aroma and taste. I like it. Absolutely good for the price and ideal to get to grips with the topic.
    • Nose
      Sweet summer freshness, fruity with sweet honey and vanilla notes.
    • Taste
      Dominance of berries and sweetness (for me honey / caramel) outweighing dark berries
    • Finish
      first the fruit outweighs. Immediately thereafter, the oak comes through quickly, then sweet again and a hint of dark chocolate.

  7. thatcher2000 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  8. Falnor scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    Just plain boring and not a dram that I like to finish
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      67 67
    • Finish
      68 68

  9. OnkelBiff scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. pelle86 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

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