Singleton Spey Cascade hails from the Dufftown Distillery a bit up river in the Spey Valley. This is definitely a single-malt, but it is also a blend of ages and woods. This gives it a very complex smoothness and flavor profile. There are two types of American Oak and two types of European oak in the aging mix—ex-Bourbon and Sherry casks from America, and European virgin and Sherry casks.
And although there is no age-statement on the bottle, it drinks as both old and young, so we say it is a mix of Whiskies aged twelve years at the top end and perhaps five on the lower end. All this blending of wood and aging adds complexity and a variety of spiciness from pepper to cinnamon to vanilla and back again. As you work your way through your first dram, each sip reveals something new.