Dailuaine 15 Years Old 1998 – Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

48.4% ABV, ~£65 available from December 2013

Score: 72/100

What they say:

Distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2013, the Dailuaine 15 Years Old from the Old Particular range is due to be launched December 2013.

P1050643

What I say:

Blind dram #2 at the #scallywag twitter tasting event.

Colour:

Pale gold

Nose:

New paint, Apple blossom, Vanilla, Lemon Citrus, Icing sugar sweet, lemon drizzle cake, pineapple cubes, rosy apples, Edinburgh rock and other olde sweet shoppe smells

Taste:

Heather honey, vanilla, coconut, Satsuma

Finish:

Sweet maple syrup

Would I buy it:

A non-sherried Dailuaine – very interesting dram and delicious too! I am a big fan of the Flora and Fauna Dailuaine reviewed here. This one delivers oodles on the nose but was a little disappointing on the palate with a lot of the aromas unrepresented. That said it was still a very easy drinking dram stereotypical of the Speyside area. Sadly again I think on this one I would rather save some pennies and go for Diageo’s sherried representative of the Dailuaine distillery. If you are a fan of Dailuiane however this is something a little different and is very very enjoyable too.

Thanks to Douglas Laing & Co Ltd. & The Whisky Wire for sample