Singleton of Dufftown 15 year old, 43%

Price: $61.00 Issue: Fall 2011 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Diageo's Singleton range is its answer to the problem of how to build a global single malt brand when each distillery will ultimately be limited by its capacity. Answer? A single brand: ‘Singleton,' but from three distilleries, each focused on a different area of the world. Singleton of Dufftown is Europe's expression, and this 15 year old combines cake mix, peanut butter, and fleshy fruits. There's dried banana and vanilla on the palate, and a nutty sweet finish. £38 (Not available in the U.S.)