From three of the last remaining casks filled in 1988, at a time when the new grassy, fruity flavours were uncovered from a new slow-craft technique at this Singleton distillery. This complex, rich whisky is the first 30-year-old released of this kind.
Bottled: 12.12.19 | Refill American Oak Casks
Number Bottled: 469 | Dufftown, Speyside
One of eight bottlings in the Prima & Ultima Collection.
"This complex and layered 30 year old single malt is a unique foretaste of The Singleton of today; a last survivor from a handful of our best casks filled at Dufftown distillery in 1988 when we had just uncovered vital new flavours in its whisky; a moment of rich discovery. By giving the yeast more time to work its magic on the wash before distilling, we had managed to unlock the lighter side of the character The Singleton now enjoys, finding grassy, fruity flavours never experienced before.
This historic expression from the best casks that remain shares the excitement of our discovery. From our oldest refill American Oak hogsheads filled just afterwards, then matured more than thirty years, it shows to perfection how well The Singleton can mature. Slim and smooth in texture, it has a taste that is sweet and lightly fruity and a growing spicy intensity, which powers the long, palate-tingling finish. I hand-selected the three best among the last few 1988 casks we have for this first and last release, taking my time to make the best selection, just as long ago we took our time to learn how to make the whisky at its best."
- Dr Jim Beveridge OBE
Slim and smooth in texture, it has a taste that is sweet and lightly fruity and a growing spicy intensity.
This spicy intensity powers the long, palate-tingling finish.