The Singleton is renowned for the smoothness and balance of its Whiskies, which match the liveliness and vigour of the leaping salmon in the fast flowing rivers of Speyside in Scotland. The Singleton Dufftown is particularly known for its elegant grassy and fruity aromas and tastes.
APPEARANCE Dry white wine, with pale yellow lights. Good beading.
NOSE Mellow and mild overall, with hardly any prickle. The first impression is of honeycomb; spun honey, but also a trace of beeswax. Beneath this is a faint floral note of dry grasses or wallflowers, with fresh orchard fruits on an earthy base. A little water softens the nose and adds pear drop boiled sweets, making all the aromas more evident.
BODY Light to medium.
PALATE At natural strength the texture is creamy-smooth, the taste intense and sweet overall, and both drying and slightly coating as that hint of beeswax re-appears. With water the effect is smoother and sweeter, the intensity reduced.
FINISH Quite long and warming with white pepper, becoming chilli in the aftertaste. Lightly drying, it leaves the palate tingling. A drop of water starts to tame the chilli-spice.