Most whisky produced at the Dufftown distillery over the years has been used for in Diageo’s popular range of blended Scotch. Only more recently have they started releasing a few single malt bottlings from the distillery to replace the now-defunct Singleton of Auchroisk. Aged in a combination of ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks, this whisky is aimed at attracting first-time drinkers to the category.
Appearance: Light amber.
Nose: Nutty and zesty notes with warming honey.
Taste: Sweet biscuits with fresh cream and peaches.
Finish: Bitter almonds, into raisins and oak tannins
Overall: Easy drinking light dram.
Designed to be accessible for first time Scotch drinkers, it is just that. Get this for those friends you want to sit and drink whisky with late into the night.
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of The Singleton of Dufftown 12 you could also try Glenmorangie 10, or Genkinchie 12.
The Dufftown is a trio of single malts taken from Glen Ord, Glendullan, and Dufftown. This one is taken from Dufftown and is aimed at recruiting new drinkers to the Scottish malt whisky category.
ABOUT THE DISTILLERY
Owned by Diageo for the production of whiskies to blend.
ABOUT THE LIQUID
One of a few single malt bottlings that has made its way out of the Diageo owned Dufftown Distillery.
Water, Malt, Yeast.