The Singleton brand (Diageo) was for the first time released in 2006. It all started with The Singleton of Glen Ord, which was released exclusively for the Asian market. It turned out to be a great success, so it didn’t take long before the next Singleton series appeared on the market. Just a year later, the Singleton series was already expanded. But instead of more Glen Ord (Which at that time simply wasn’t sufficiently available), Diageo created an umbrella brand from The Singleton. And so Dufftown became the Singleton series for Europe and Glendullan was exclusively released for the US and Canadian market.
Today I will only focus on the Singleton of Glen Ord 12 year old, but I have tasted this together with the 15 year old and the 18 year old. I will post those reviews later this month.
This Glen Ord was bottled at 40% ABV.
The Singleton of Glen Ord 12 year old tasting notes:
Nose: Leather and nutty at first. Than a bit of pear and oranges. A hint of honey and some lovely vanilla tones. A very nice nose, I like this!
Taste: In the taste you immediately feel the low ABV. It feels thin and quite restrictive. A bit of milk chocolate, some faint honey aspects and floral notes. A bit of vanilla, but quite thin and watery. Too bad, as it feels that because of the low ABV it lacks some of the flavours.
Finish: The finish is short, somewhat creamy but thin. Sweet vanilla.
The nose promises a lot but it is basically all downhill from there. It’s easy to drink, and there is nothing wrong with it (except the ABV maybe), but it just misses something to remember.