So the question - does the world need the exclusive Singleton of Dufftown? And if so, is it a prelude to singletons of other Flora and Fauna products?
As previously mentioned, Singleton was the name used for the first bottling of Auchroisk. And although it was not confirmed by the Diageo Staff I met the week before, there is going to be likely some new Fauna and Flora.
Lately, Diageo has relaunched the Auchroisk and an another one at a lower price.
Regarding the Singleton of Dufftown, it is not that bad. Better than the Fauna and Flora edition, thanks to better casks and some sherry.
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Diageo has just relesed a Singleton of Ord for the Asian market.
http://www.diageo.com/en-row/NewsAndMed ... gleton.htm
There are connections to the Singleton of Dufftown it seems.
http://www.whiskynyt.dk/index.php?name= ... e&sid=1086
I read a tasting note of the Ord somewhere that sounded not too enticing, much as I love the Glen Ord. And what you write about the Dufftown it seems that the press talk about the malts being intended for people who want to try malt for the first time etc ad nauseam translates as "we have surplus stock and we want to get rid of it somehow."
The Singleton of Auchroisk which was the first singleton (simpleton???) is called that no longer. It was critisized as a designer malt when it came out as a 10 year old because it was so smooth and had no edges whatsoever.
Nomen est omen? At least in the case of the Dufftown Singleton it seems to be a simple whisky that is blown up with marketing tricks to an image it can not fill out.
On the other hand others may well like it.
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