The Singleton of Dufftown 28 year old, 52.3%

Price: $455 Issue: Spring 2014 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Bottled as one of last year's Diageo Special Releases, this is very minty to start: mint chocolate to be precise, before Brazil nut and toasted bran appear, given balance by creamy oak. This mix of nuts and sweetness continues on the tongue alongside an early burst of strawberry, but the center and back palate are foosty (as we say in Scotland), or dusty, as you probably do.