Whisky Advocate The U.S. Singleton comes from Glendullan, a distillery that makes a sweet, light spirit. Here, a percentage has been aged in ex-sherry casks, which has added a layer of fruity sweetness - think port-like sloe notes, Muscatel, and wisteria. The wood is lightly handled, allowing the aromas full rein on the palate. (DB, Fall 2011)
Tasting Notes A soft and easy-drinking 12-year-old Speyside single malt from a marriage of both bourbon and sherry casks. Glendullan does a 75-hour fermentation to create a fruity, light-bodied profile in the style of other Dufftown-area producers like Glenfiddich. The Singleton 12 year, however, is much more complex and richer on the finish than its larger competitor. A kiss of vanilla on the entry and a flurry of sweet grains on the palate make this a simple, straight-forward and delicious deal. Has a sharp edge, more caramel and sugary barley notes and a lanolin smoothness and more tapering smoke.