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Overall rating
76.74/100
votes
176
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281037608
Added on
27 Sep 2014 7:53 pm by Myst111
Colored

Average value

€ 29.58

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176 × member ratings

517 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Singleton of Dufftown Spey Cascade

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 76.74 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A few years ago Diageo launched two new Singletons: the Tailfire and the Sunray, both very quaffable, nice whisky’s that would do very well on a sunny terrace with a board game. A year later, in 2015, this Spey Cascade was added to that range, targeting the same audience.

    It is somewhere between the Sunray and the (slightly better) Tailfire, almost as if the two were mixed together. Very friendly priced at 25 to 30 EUR. Lovely entry level malt, but nothing more.
    • Nose
      The nose is honeysweet on honey, toffee, oatmeal, nougat and almonds, with some famer’s butter and baked apples. A hint of oak and even a lost raisin.
    • Taste
      The arrival is soft, not quite creamy and mildly spicy. It is even a touch astringent and dry. It is all about baked apples now, followed by nuts and a hint of cherries.
    • Finish
      The finish is short and leaves the mouth a bit dry, with a salty edge at the death.

  2. Martin1965 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet, jam, baked apple pie, vanilla
    • Taste
      Spicy, earthy, nutty (walnut),
    • Finish
      Short, dry, slightly bitter notes

  3. Martin1965 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet, jam, baked apple pie, vanilla
    • Taste
      Spicy, earthy, nutty (walnut),
    • Finish
      Short, dry, slightly bitter notes

  4. Defeatless scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    A typical modern sweet vanilla-ed and sherried whisky. Not very bad, not much of depth either. Yet good price for not very bad whisky.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Sweet. Like being in a candy shop. A bit of hay/malt notes. But overall, vanilla sweetness and some red fruit.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Sweet again. Corn syrup. Little red fruit notes. Honey and vanilla. Some ice cream in the background.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Short length. a little dusty. But again sweet, and red berries. A tad bitter

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    A young, neat NAS Malt, ideal for the summer evening on the terrace!
    • Nose
      mild, soft, malty, some fruit, some spice (oak);
    • Taste
      sweet onset, then seasoning, getting dry, young and yet strong;
    • Finish
      medium length finish, slight bitterness;

  6. LittlePeat scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  7. LittlePeat scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  8. dRambo scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    You get what you pay for - you can probably mix to use - pure I prefer drinking nothing but this stuff
    • Nose
      sweet, lemon with pronounced acidity - looks a bit artificial - toilet stone charm, slightly mineral, apple juice drink - with little juice and a lot of sugar and chemistry, a waxy note that also has a greasy touch, malty floury, furniture polish - or at least 2 gasoline?
    • Taste
      first impression - thin - sweet and sour with some oak and mint - dominated by citrus notes, plastic, somehow chemical, Tupper tin, coffee grounds, formaldehyde furniture, sawn plastic
    • Finish
      no new findings - rather short - the alcohol and mint I feel a little longer

  9. Quercus scored this whisky 71 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      69 69
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      72 72

  10. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Time and a bit of air helped this one a lot. Water did not. Interesting nose and palate, especially after half-way through the bottle. Better than I had thought it was going to be. Worth a try, in my opinion, but it will be a bit before I feel like coming back again. 
    • Nose
      Light fresh fruits (pears and sweet apples) and sugar syrup, a sweet-floral note (osmanthus and frangipani), malt and orange blossom honey (that changes to dried tropical fruit with time), marmalade, oak, bitter-sweet citrus and peel (lemon and orange), coriander, and pepper with a very faint copper note at the tail end.
    • Taste
      Light sweet dried fruits (papaya, pineapple, and candied lemon peels), a touch of the sweet-floral from the nose, butterscotch and cappuccino, tartly sweet fresh fruits (strawberries, mulberries, and dark cherries), and toasted oak.
    • Finish
      Cocoa, bitter chocolate covered espresso beans, pickled ginger, bitter fragrant floral (jasmine), and tannins (think strong whole-leaf green tea).

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