Dailuaine 15 Years Old Batch 2
- Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
- Origin: Dailuaine distillery
- Bottling: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
- ABV: 47.5%
- Cost: £54.95
What they say
The Dailuaine distillery lives up in the Speyside region, and has done since 1852. It was home to Scotland’s first pagoda roof, an architectural element used by quite a few Scotch whisky distilleries over the course of history. Sadly, the Dailuaine pagoda roof burnt down in the early 1900s, which did stop production for a short while, but soon enough they were back to it! Interesting to note that until recently, some of the condensers at the Dailuaine distillery were made from stainless steel instead of copper. which resulted in their single malt having a touch of sulphur to it – some people are well into that, some aren’t. Our Dailuaine label features a pair of sulphur molecules, one seems to be nice and the other seems to be some sort of terrible nightmare creature from the netherworld. Steer clear of that one.
Official tasting notes:
- Nose: Meaty at first, with leafy hints and molasses developing later on.
- Palate: Barley sweetness, juxtaposed intense oak spiciness.
- Finish: Lingering red berry and cinnamon.
What I say
Door #5 of the Drinks by the dram Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar.
Distilled at one of our favourite ‘little’ Speyside distilleries, relatively unheard of due to few official bottles but with a massive output mostly for blends. Dailuaine is very popular amongst Independent bottlers such as That Boutique-Y Whisky Company.
This 2nd Batch it aged at 15 Years Old and produced 950 (50cl) bottles at 47.5% ABV.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Soave gold (4/20), medium tears and medium-fine legs.
- Nose: Sweet custard, apples, a little waxed fruit, lemons, dusty and oily candlewax, vanilla, mealy with cereal barley malt and oaty flapjacks.
- Taste: Sweet and quite light, oily and buttery on the palate, custard, vanilla, apple puree, squeeze of fresh lemon juice, white peppervery spicy cinnamon, oak wood and a little sulphurous like over eggy pancakes sweetened with honey.
- Finish: Long, more pancakes with honey and lemon juice, becomes bitter with chocolate, coffee and oak wood.
Pleasing and fairly full in the palate, almost a meal in a glass – if that meal is pancakes for breakfast. A great example of a Dailuaine with very little sherry influence, I suspect refill ex-bourbon barrels here, presenting something a little different from more standard or official offerings.
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