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”.
Nose: 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.