Dailuaine 15 Years Old 1998 Old Particular (48.4%, Douglas Laing, Bourbon Barrel #10044, 282 bottles, 2013)
48.4% ABV, ~£65 available from December 2013
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.
What I say:
Blind dram #2 at the #scallywag twitter tasting event.
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
Heather honey, vanilla, coconut, Satsuma
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.