Singleton of Dufftown Tailfire is a mellow, easy to drink single malt of distinct character. It is a fruit-laden expression, with a high proportion of the whisky coming from European and American Sherry casks.
Tailfire’s vibrancy and red cherry freshness are achieved by a combination of ex-sherry casks, giving it richness and body.
Evident on the nose are hints of crisp apple, red grape, raspberry and candied orange peel. There’s also a grassy green note and Wensleydale, cranberry, with a touch of tobacco developing over time.
On the palate, Raspberry bush, more Wensleydale, oats, vanilla, and a hint of pepper.
The finish is drying and hot with lip-smacking fruitiness.
Overall, Tailfire is vibrant, berried Singleton with enough depth to keep one interested.