Whisky Review – Singleton of Dufftown Tailfire

From two very peated Bruichladdichs to the other edge of the scale. Today’s review is a mellow Speyside whisky: Singleton of Dufftown Taifire.

An expression released in 2014, it’s a NAS whisky with a supposedly fruity touch due to “higher proportion of European oak casks”.

Singleton of Dufftown Tailfire (40%, £28/£28/€29.5)

singleton of dufftown tailfireNose: On first sniff it’s very creamy with lots of malt cereal and light sweet honey. Further on there’s a dash of fragrance/perfume, vanilla, peaches and weak candied oranges. After it spends a few minutes in the glass there’s some white pepper spice.

Palate: Again creamy malt, oak and bitterness that lingers, sweet honey, candies and finally some direct sherry impact of raspberries.

Finish: Medium length and a bit drying. Bitter oak, malt, hints of honey, at the end lots of green leafs.

Thoughts: Better than I expected but still average whisky. The nose here is good, the rest less so but overall it’s a decent Speyside whisky with added touch of fruitiness.


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