May 14th, 2021
The Paragon of Time series showcases the oldest and rarest expressions ever released by The Singleton of Dufftown. The much anticipated second release of these expressions is this exceptional 54-year-old whisky – a harmonious collaboration between the skilled craftsmanship of the past and the current modern finishing processes of today. The resulting liquid is a layered, balanced and decadently rich single malt. This is a time capsule through the art of whisky making and one to be appreciated and savoured by any whisky lover.
The Singleton 54 Year Old has spent over half a decade in European oak barrels since its creation in 1966, before being treated to an extra maturation in a single Pedro Ximénez-seasoned cask to finish. Bottled at 44.1% ABV and limited to only 235 bottles, it is extremely rare to find any whisky of this age – a true collectors item.
Nose: There is a top-note of rich red wine, mellow and dry overall, leading to maraschino cherries and wax furniture polish beneath. A balanced light bitterness emerges through the sweet fruit, while a drop of water introduces aromas of mint toffee.
Palate: For its great age there is vibrancy with a delicate and dry texture. The flavour begins with a fruity sweetness that moves to warm spiced Christmas pudding, clove-studded oranges and a bittersweet hint of burnt sultanas.
Finish: Long-lasting with more of that elegant astringency, a light yet spicy sweetness, and a residual warming glow.