Right now The Singleton revealed its second and closing bottling in its Paragon of Time Assortment, and it’s an previous one: a 54-Yr-Previous 1966 classic single malt.
The discharge represents the oldest single malt launch from The Singleton of Dufftown and Diageo but, and as you may anticipate it is going to solely be obtainable in exceptionally restricted portions, particularly simply 235 bottles.
“Initially stuffed in 1966, this European oak cask is the closest to the tip of the previous slow-
craft interval that we now have ever launched. The previous distillers of the previous laid down this cask and it’s a privilege for me to have the ability to awaken their crafted spirits over half a century later with a closing chapter from at the moment,” says The Singleton Malt Grasp Maureen Robinson. “I see it as a ravishing steadiness of the previous artwork of craft and utilizing our fashionable ending to current a treasured whisky of layered, balanced and distinctive richness.”
By ending this Single Malt in a single Pedro Ximenez-seasoned cask, Diageo says that Maureen’s craftsmanship unveiled a brand new layer of remarkable taste on this whisky from the previous, and with it, a brand new dimension in time’s artistic energy in whisky.
The Singleton 54 Yr Previous might be obtainable in choose markets, together with the UK, USA, and throughout Asia in China, Singapore, and Taiwan. In order for you a style; nevertheless, it is going to price you: The beneficial retail promoting value is $40,100 per 750ml bottle, within the USA (unique of duties and taxes).
If that’s a bit out of attain and also you need to faux what that bottle may style like, listed below are the official tasting notes from The Singleton:
Look: Wealthy, deep, darkish amber. Average beading.
Nostril: Mellow, gentle and drying total, very aromatic but arduous to explain. The highest-note is fragrant and savory, hinting at a classic solera wine; natural notes of fenugreek leaf and parsley float above a really gentle suggestion of liquorice, with some treacle toffee within the base. A balancing gentle bitterness emerges by way of the candy fruit, whereas a drop of water introduces notes of TSTIME toffee and bitter espresso grounds. Extra scented wooden within the improvement.
Palate: At pure energy delicate in texture; gentle on its toes, full of life for its greatage and elegantly drying total. Evenly candy in style, it drinks properly straight, starting fruity with dried figs and shortly changing into peppery-spicy. A Christmas pudding in a glass. Clove-studded oranges. Beneath, a bittersweet trace of burnt raisins. End: Lengthy, pleasantly warming and elegantly drying, with a light-weight black pepper sweetness, leaving a heat glow with hints of oiled teak. A drop of water elevates the fruit and sharpens the finale, which is now sweeter and nonetheless extra spicy.
Charlie Maclean, a globally acknowledged whisky professional did have a dram and stated: “An astonishing dram. I’ve by no means encountered a whisky like this earlier than. A uncommon and weird malt that has gained richness, mellowness and complexity on its lengthy journey to concord, this very previous whisky reveals its age elegantly and rewards correct contemplation.”
The bottle is housed in a bespoke, leather-lined wood cupboard. The 54 layered ridged setting of the decanter show is impressed by the Scottish mountain panorama, amid wooden mirroring the 54 years of maturation. The decanter, a masterpiece in crystal, was hand-made by Baccarat in France to The Singleton silhouette, with the intricate copper element across the neck being crafted by Royal Warrant Holders, Thomas Fattorini. The Singleton 54 Yr Previous Single Malt Scotch Whisky might be obtainable for buy at specialty
retailers from June 2021.