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The Singleton Of Dufftown Tailfire
 40%    |    70cl

This vibrant evocation of Dufftown’s fruity character bursts with notes of fresh red berries and sweet vanilla aromas thanks to the influence of European oak casks.

This vibrant evocation of Dufftown’s fruity character bursts with notes of fresh red berries and sweet vanilla aromas thanks to the influence of European oak casks.

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"A sweet, vibrant whisky. Not overly complex but easily drinkable. A great summertime dram."

Alwynne Gwilt, June 2014, www.misswhisky.com

The perfect
SERVE

Best enjoyed over an ice ball or with a a bit of water. Obviously neat is always an option too.

Pairing
WHISKY &...

A truffle with raspberry ganache, or any other red fruit, perfectly complements the sweet freshness and vibrant flavour of The Singleton Tailfire.

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BARTENDER'S CHOICE

With jam, lemon juice and plenty of ice the red forest fruits of Tailfire really start to pop out of this recent creation - The Berry Jam Sour.

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11 + 20 /40 77.500

The Singleton of Dufftown Tailfire On The Flavour Map
Taste the character and craft in every drop.

Smoky Rich Delicate Light

Region

A striking, ageless Speyside.

Appearance

Rich amber. Striking.

Nose

Ripe bananas, then soft, plump and delicate, with dried orange peel. As it opens up there’s ripe red apple, and a note of vibrant cut grass or pine resin.

Body

Medium bodied and smooth.

Palate

Syrupy and noticeably tongue-coating. Initial notes of barley malt and green grass soon soften into fruitier jam and plum skins before a firmer structure takes over.

Finish

Sweet and minty, then agreeably smooth; elegant, rich and oaky with velvety chocolate and a creamy hint of coconut, leading to a faintly smoky, aromatic conclusion with orange oil, oak and cedar.

Information:

Distillery: DufftownTM

Strength: 40% ABV

Place of Origin: Dufftown

Region: Speyside

Taste:

in brief… A vibrant evocation of the fruity aspect of Dufftown that is easy to enjoy with a dash of water.

in a sentence… Understated, yet revealing a rich and indulgent character, with pleasing fruit, rich sweetness and oak leading to a very elegant, drying and aromatic conclusion.

Nose:

Initially elusive, and enigmatic. Ripe bananas, then soft, plump and delicate, with dried orange peel. As it opens up there’s ripe red apple and pear orchard fruit then a bubble-gum strawberry sweetness. Stewed plums and raspberry jam continue the fruity theme before a note of vibrant cut grass or pine resin emerges above a rounded, toffeed maltiness on an oaky vanilla base. With a dash of water these aromas persist; the grass is now more vegetal and backed by savoury hints.

Palate:

Syrupy and noticeably tongue-coating. Initial notes of barley malt and green grass soon soften into fruitier jam and plum skins before a firmer structure takes over to introduce a dryness with plenty of spicy sweet oak on the middle of the tongue. Adding a little water encourages the cooling, coating effect and the development is firmly towards bittersweet, dark chocolate notes.

Flavour:

Sweet and minty, then agreeably smooth; elegant, rich and oaky with velvety chocolate and a creamy hint of coconut, leading to a faintly smoky, aromatic conclusion with orange oil, oak and cedar.

AWARDS
Don't just take our word for it...

The Scotch Whisky Masters

The Scotch Whisky Masters
Silver

2014

International Wine and Spirit Competition

International Wine and Spirit Competition
Silver

2014

International Spirits Challenge

International Spirits Challenge
Gold

2014

Expert Reviews
Insights from some of the best in the business

"A high proportion of European oak cask matured whisky has been used to produce Tailfire … excellent choices for a whisky beginner, while also having enough depth to maintain the interest of more seasoned whisky drinkers."

www.whiskyforeveryone.com, 2014