Whilst at the Taste of London 2012 as a guest of my good friend Fiona Maclean, I stopped by The Singleton stand. Or I should say a young lady holding a tray of drinks dragged me onto the stand; not that I could complain when they then offered me a drink.
Their question to all passing visitors was ‘have you ever tasted a better single malt?’ To answer this question they then offered you a sample in the woefully too small ‘politically correct’ plastic thimble full of their single malt.
I dutifully downed one; indeed it was very smooth, and initially more like an Armagnac than a whiskey (which was not displeasing in any way). On swirling the light golden liquid around the mouth the peaty tones came out, but none of the lingering roughness that some whiskies have. After swallowing you simply have a smooth warm lingering in the mouth which cries out for another taste.
I would be interested in revisiting this one as it certainly could be the smoothest single malt available; but it needs a bigger sample to try, oh and a real glass.