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The Singleton of Dufftown 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
About The Singleton of Dufftown 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch WhiskyGlendullan is situated in Dufftown, the Whisky capital of the world. As one of the busiest Whisky epicenters, it is home to some of the greatest Scotch Whiskies ever created. Founded in 1898, by William Williams & Sons from Aberdeen, the distillery was actually decreed by King Edward VII in 1902.
Like most distilleries, Glendullan has a history of ownership changes and renovations. In 1926, the distillery was bought out by Distillers Company Limited, then switched hands to Scottish Malt Distillers in 1939. By 1962 the distillery was renovated, and only a decade later a new facility was constructed near the original site. In 1985 the original facility was mothballed.
“Glendullan 2” is also a workhorse, putting out 4 million liters of spirit per year, producing several labels. The distillery itself has official bottlings and has been producing the Singleton brand since 2007. A biolpant, which processes the spent lees, was also opened on-site in 2014.
The distillery has 3 wash stills with an impressive capacity of 33,700 liters, and 3 spirit stills with 23,800 liters of capacity. They source their unpeated maltings from Diageo's industrial site, and the mashing takes place in a 12-ton mash tun.
The Singleton brand is actually manufactured in three Scottish Whisky distilleries; one of which is Glendullan. This 18 Year expression, along with the younger expressions from the singleton lineup (a 15 and a 12 year), was released in the US in 2016.
With its notes of chocolate, banana almond, and honey, this Speyside single malt is matured using mostly ex-bourbon American oak barrels, and bottled at 40% ABV. As the most mature expression in the Glendullan stable, its structure shines through and takes center stage, while sweet fruit complements the palate all throughout. This well-balanced character is rounded off by a smooth, dry finish.
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Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.