Singleton of Dufftown - Spey Cascade

Reviewed on Fri 08 Jan, 2016

Light, easy drinking NAS (no-age-statement) whisky that won't break the bank.

I'm not really a big fan of NAS whiskies, but this is one of a couple of bargain buys from Amazon over the Christmas break - normally £35 or so, I noticed this for about £25 during a lightning deal and so I thought I'd give it a try.

On the nose: Nothing strong - but light hints of citrus, fresh green apples, mangoes with a woody note.

The taste: Again, apples but this time baked and soft, raisins and lemon peel. A bit of woody spice, but nothing too ovewhelming. It's a nice single malt that is neither here nor there. A bit of water added (just a drop or two) brings forward a more liquorice/aniseed flavour.

The finish: Short, soft, not much to it. More raisins, sugar cane and dried fruit. Moderate alcohol burn.

Personally... It's OK, for a NAS statement whisky they've managed to pack in some decent flavours and this would make for a nice pre-dinner drink. It's light, and at an easy 40% ABV. At the recommended retail I reckon it's a little bit overpriced but if you can nab this for around the £25 then I say go for it.


Nose:  75/100 
Taste:  78/100 
Finish:  72/100 
Personal Rating: 75/100 
Value for Money:  75/100 
Overall Rating:  75/100 

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