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The whisky

List of the bottles

Dailuaine: official bottlings

Dailuaine

Fauna & Flora, 16 years

Collection
Fauna & Flora
Age
16 ans
Taux d'alcool
43 %
Embouteilleur
Officiel
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liens et cote moyenne
WDTSRG85/100

The colour is amber red, and sherry tastes, candy, nuts and oranges dominate.
A warm and long malt, balanced by dryer notes of oak and cedar.

Personal Comment
What a pity to notice that 98% of this marvelous malt disappear in Johnnie Walker and other blends... This distillery is rather unknown by the general public but produces a single malt which competes favourably with those of the famous Macallan distillery. The same sherry hints, but a very long finish. Pure pleasure for long minutes. It is unfortunately not very easy to find....
84/100
A second tasting confirmed the first one. A very great malt.
84/100
The third tasting just confirmed the two first ones. Really an exceptional bottling.
84/100
A rather rich nose, dominated by clear hints of sherry and some tingling's, hiding malted smells with citrus touches. In the palate, a very nice presence and a great complexity, somewhere between sherry, chocolate and malt with remote hints of tangerine, but also some woody influence. A quite long and pleasant finish, recalling malted notes.
84/100
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Comment by Mars
Nose: Tons of mocha and coffee. The peel on one side and orange rum / raisin embellished with dried fruit.
Taste: liquorice, slightly watery. Lots of lemon and balsamic vinegar, nuts and cherries in brandy.
Final: Seems short at first, but it comes back on the mocha, dark chocolate with orange and chocolates with brandy. There is also precious wood and mint.
90/100
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Comment by Bpoujol
Amber color.
The nose is marked by sherry. Rich and complex. Wood, dried fruits, cocoa, coffee. Very pleasant. Well balanced.
The mouth is a continuation of the nose. Lightly.
Final slight, rather short (too).
A nice sherry. Too bad the finish is so short.
89/100
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Comment by Blackmalt
Color: amber / deep gold
Nose: Complex and rich. Marked by the nuts, coffee, newsprint paper. A smell like "Rum Baba. "
On ventilation, it becomes a little more pungent with a slight smell of dust, prunes and / or other fruits that mix with hints of grain.
Afterwards, perhaps strange feeling, but it seems to smell of plastic ...
Taste: Fluid hot and pretty woody perhaps mineral. Marked by coffee, nuts, wood. Not enough expressive / powerful for my taste. But enjoyable nonetheless.
Finish: Long. In the continuity of the mouth with nuts, fruit in the background. And still that strange sensation of plastic that makes the persistence of this final.
89/100
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Comment by Canis_Lupus
Dress: old gold and caramel
Nose: first on the ash and rubber. Then there are notes of caramel, red fruit (cherry, currant, black currant) and candied fruit, fruit paste. The notes of caramel then develop on chocolate, cold coffee diluted. Indian spices as well. A bit of green tea with aeration. Gradually, as the nose develops, the rubber goes to the background, but never completely disappear. After a little more time balsamic vinegar appears.
Taste: sweet and round, little watery, but the mouth grows and gains in power gradually. The alcohol adds warmth and spice at mid-palate and then diminishes after a few tens of seconds. A little less complex than the nose was, mouth, however, expressed on very similar notes, but more melted.
Finish: In line with nose and mouth, a nice acidulated fruitiness in swallowing which fades in a few seconds to make room for more woody notes, slightly smoky, the core of fruit. Medium length.

88/100
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Comment by GaxMalt31
Nose: Immediately fruity on the red fruits,some honeyish red wine smells, mulled wine spice. A profile winey very, but in the sense of a sweet wine festival.
Mouth: rather sweet and pleasant, then a sensation of black tea and cut grass, spices, cardamom and pepper.
Final: Sweet on spices, a touch of coffee crea, the wood of the barrel is felt also.
88/100
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Comment by ALouis
Color: Amber
Nose: very sherry, requires proper ventilation.
Once properly ventilated nose begins on caramel, prune, cocoa and vinous notes.
It then evolves on spices, dried fruits and orange.
Taste: The sherry is very present in the mouth too, on the nuts, chocolate and vinous notes.
Looks like an old Armagnac.
It then evolves on the almond paste.
Mean final on sherry and a slight astringency.
The barrel has somewhat too much marked this malt.
88/100
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Comment by Pompix
The nose is marked by sherry (dry enough). It contains a beautiful blend of dry fruits (hazelnuts), caramel, spice and a light oak.
The palate is rich enough, it accurately captures the aromas of the nose and a touch of roasted almost chocolaty.
Very nice finish on a mastered wood and notes of peanuts.
87/100
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Comment by Amor57
The nose opens with a nice sherry, dried fruit, almonds in the lead but also nuts and dried dates. It progresses to dried fig, with a dual aspect, sweet and astringent, butter brings gentleness and binder, licorice, banana. And then after the explosion: varnish, strawberry jam, hazelnut ...
On the palate, the attack is sharp and woody. Developes on sherry, caramel background, red fruit, compote (therefore exacerbated with an acidity) of fresh fig, exotic fruits, licorice, spices (black pepper, caraway).
The finish of very beautiful length and a good intensity is dominated by the bitterness of liquorice sherry. It is accompanied by orange marmalade, spice and licorice reinforcing, by growing bitterness.
Whisky very, too nice, as well as to tasting and drinking.
87/100
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Comment by PatGVA
N: sherry, plum, pastry, chocolate, black pepper, long balanced like a lot
M: dark chocolate, creme brulee, marzipan, interesting
F: long, marzipan, bitter orange, beautiful balance, round, beautiful, beautiful sherry under control.
87/100
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Comment by RX21
Nose: red fruit
Palate: Sherry, cherry brandy
Final: Vinous, rubbery, dry
86/100
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Comment by Jmputz
Color: Amber
A very pleasant nose marked by sherry and that special smell of plum jam often associated with sherry in my notes. A slight bitterness (cashews) and touches of cocoa.
The palate is soft and has the same chocolate notes as the nose, same presence of sherry, all perfectly melted and well balanced. The notes of dried fruits are also found giving a nice complexity to this whisky which, without being truly extraordinary, remains nonetheless excellent.
The finish is long and warm where hints of sweet sherry are not absent.
A perfect example of what can be an enjoyable whisky aged in sherry casks.
85/100
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Comment by Jean-Michel
Color: Tan
Nose: Sherry, certainly. Brown sugar and corn syrup galore. Roasted almonds with sugar. Pralines. A little sticky and syrupy. Would there be dye in there it would not surprise me. Evolved over a more fruity frame that brings acidity salvation. First orange marmalade and a touch of lime. Crepe sugar / lemon.
Palate: Easy, flexible, almost too much: A small hollow is quickly felt. A little excessive reduction?
Mouth extremely creamy, always marked by aromas of marmalade, Demerara sugar, and dried fruit. Alcohol increases, the mouthfeel is good. Develops gradually over much of the aromas and spicy woods: It is gradually shifting from an orange-chocolate ganache with hints more acres of burned wood, tobacco chewing.
Finish: Very long, with some tarry bitterness , like pulling on a pipe that was not curetted long.
Comment: A big fat Sherry creamy, fruity and syrupy to Benrinnes or Dailuaine, which is not really in the lace, but which eludes stereotypes through this beautiful duality between the elegance of the fruit and the roughness of the wood . It's good where it goes, even if it deserved a few more degrees!
85/100
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Comment by Dadamien
The nose is pretty on the sherry, fresh, young. Tangy, fruity notes and a little sulfur in the first tastings. The acidity is balanced by notes of warmer buttered mocha toffee notes...
On the palate, fairly acidulous, sherry fruity, spicy, racy, exotic notes. More bitter end (orange marmalade), spicy. It is better than at the opening of the sample, which initially gave off rather overwhelming sulfur notes (but is it just me?). The nose is his strong point.
84/100
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Comment by Savoureur
Appearance: light amber, some legs flowing fairly quickly
Nose: mild to moderate alcohol well-integrated classic sherry on nuts and other dried fruit, caramel, chocolate, malty sweetness, lightly woody drought
Taste: mild to moderate (seems too much diluted), on the same conventional sherry then at the nose but with more drought (nuts and wood)
Finale: Short to medium
Conclusion: pleasant whisky without flaws but without the personality to stand out from others.
84/100
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Comment by Oshen
Nose: Gourmand on sherry. Sweet, fruity with light smoke. Prune, cherry, blood orange. After aeration, the nose becomes drier with notes of nuts, almonds. Lightly woody.
Taste: classic Oloroso sherry. Warm and slightly alcoholic. Brandy fruit, cherry, plum, spices, too. Slight woody astringency.
Finish: Long on spices, fruits and a slight woody astringency .

83/100
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Comment by Sebou007
Nose: sherry, no doubt. It begins with notes of caramel (almost sugary rum), it continues on earth and ends up back on carrot soup. After opening, toffee and carrot soup gradually fade. Then you can feel a little sulfur. Very nice candy smell (marshmallow?)
Taste: behind the nose which was more promising. Very smooth, a very diluted caramel syrup. There is a taste of sweet spices. Dram marked by the wood, but without astringency. Touch of vanilla.
Finish: rather long, on wet wood and spice. Little bitterness.
82/100
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Comment by Piazzolla
Nose first on a sulfur / burnt tires as I do not like it, but also dried fruit (raisins) and nuts behind. Probably reduced. After a good half hour evolves on a nice fruitiness (peach ....).
Taste: the burnt plastic, but then softens but the persistence of plastic does not please me. Green grass. Peak of fruit (apricot).
Finish: quite short (except plastic), a little salty
80/100
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Comment by Alexandre
The nose is clearly dominated by sherry. The rancio, figs, raisins and berries offer a very smooth and balanced whole. The alcohol does not seem very high. Aeration makes one forget the red fruit, with a nose starting still starting on very sweet sherry, chocolate, before evolving into a citrus touch (grapefruit) and wet seaweed. The whole is melted and announces very smooth whisky, aided by some floral scents escaping from the nose.
The palate presents medium power, if not rather weak. Opening on the dark chocolate and woodsy, it offers a balanced sweet / acid balance, staying on the influence of sherry never too dominant, the alcohol helping to make this whisky actually quite fluid. Very discreet notes of fresh grass appear after aeration, which does not make itevolve, if not make him lose the punch that was missing quite a lot.
The finish is much sweeter and smoother than the mouth, on chocolate liquor and praline, and a slight citrus edge. Medium length.
In conclusion, a very sweet and charming whisky on the sherry and chocolate. But apart from the end of nose on citrus, very classic, and an overall lack of power.
79/100
WDTSRG
Nose: dried fruits, tobacco, raisins, soft attack and .discreet alcohol Toffee (a little dark chocolate?), sweet like caramel, sugar candy.
Palate: Alcohol also discreet, slow attack on chocolate, black tea. Less complex than the nose promised ...
Finale: medium to long on tobacco, chocolate.

Promising nose, more complex than the palate.
79/100

Dailuaine: independant bottlings

Dailuaine

Berry's own selection, 1974

Collection
Berry's Own Selection
Age
30 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Berry Bros and Rudd
Cask number
single cask B111/2
Dates
Distil: 1974 Bottling: 2005
Bottle
0 btls
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84/100
Dailuaine Berry Bros 1974
Personal Comment
A very smooth smell, nicely fruity, nice floran hints. The mouth is perfectly in the mood of the nose with some discrete and fine woody hints. The taste is rather difficult to describe precisely, sweetness on the foreground and slight superimposed bitterness. Very nice finish, rather long and very smooth. A touch of plum at the end. A very special dram, nicely complex, without any aggressivity but with lots of personality.
84/100
Quite a farmy nose, smells of earth and wet hay with some smoke hints. Discrete plum touches on the background.
In the mouth, pleasant malty and chocolate notes which are quickly completed by a touch of citrus fruit. A nice complexity the nose did not really announce.
The finish is long and pleasant and prolongs the malty and chocolate notes of the mouth in a kind of enhancing process making it a kind of apotheoses by amplifying the sensations.
84/100
Sherry and ripe fruit characterise the first nose. Nice complexity. A slight bitterness comes in addition to the first fruity notes.
In the palate, the first impression is a nice sherry presence too and a light woody influence. Very pleasant, but slightly less complex than the nose was.
Nice finish, first dominated by this slight bitterness which was already present in the palate and than development on sherry to end with clear woody notes.
84/100

Dailuaine

The WitC's Bottlings 1998

Collection
The WitC's Bottlings
Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
60,1 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
Dates
Distil: 1999 Bottling: 2008
Bottle
74 btls
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87/100
Dailuaine WitC bottling 2008
Personal Comment
Quite a fresh nose marked by pleasant fruity hints (peer, green apple) with a touch of smoke and menthol notes and even a touch of chocolate at the end.
A very nice presence in the palate, and all the nose freshness remains here. No hinder due to the high degree of alcohol. The fruit impression remains as well, mixed to a slight chocolate bitterness.
The long finish is very pleasant, and just like the nose an palate, is marked by the fruit and this chocolate touch. Some smoke as well.
84/100

Dailuaine

Daily Dram: Adieu Lina!

Collection
Daily Dram
Age
35 years
Alcohol percentage
47,6 %
Bottler
Bresser&Timmer / The Nectar
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88/100
Dailuaine Adieu Lina!
Personal Comment
Very nice nose, fresh and fruity with discrete minty notes, hints of undergrowth, fresh wood juice. This amazing nose is constantly in evolution.
The mouth is really spectacular, with its contrasts between the first mouth impressions, both smooth and acid fruit, like a just ripe kiwi. An explosion of coloured fragrances. Development on ripe fruit than new impressions again. A touch of hazelnut , moka and then back to the original contrasted smoothness.
The finish lingering and fresh and constitutes a nice synthesis of all the mouth impressions.
88/100

Dailuaine

Provenance : 9 years, Autumn distillation

Collection
Provenance
Age
9 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
Cask
sherry butt
Cask number
single cask4586
Dates
Distil: autumn 1999 Bottling: autumn 2008
Particularity
Non chillfiltered (Autumn distillation)
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80/100
Dailuaine Provenance
Personal Comment
Colour: Old gold
Strong hints of yeast seem to dominate the first nose. Some hints of hazelnut and a hint of citrus fruit complete the picture.
The first palate is much more engaging than the nose foreshadowed. Relative complexity, hints of chocolate and hazelnuts, both rather discrete. Without being very complex, the mouth is very pleasant, that was not the case of the nose.
The finish is long and has a nice balance. The notes of chocolate and nuts are well represented. The finish is actually generating more fun than the nose and mouth did.
80/100

Dailuaine: samples

Dailuaine

The ultimate single malt collection 1997

Collection
The Ultimate Single Malt selection
Age
13 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
The Ultimate Whisky Company
Cask
Hogshead
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0/100
Personal Comment

Dailuaine

27 years old, 1983

Age
27 years
Alcohol percentage
53,6 %
Bottler
Master of Malt
Cask
Refill sherry hogshead
Dates
Distil: 2-11-1983 Bottling: 14-7-2011
Bottle
231 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2011-05 85/100
Dailuaine Master of malt
Personal Comment
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Alexandre
The nose is reminding me of a basket of yellow fruit. As powerful as concentrated, it smells peaches, nectarines, sherbet, syrup ... This is an extremely good fruity and complex melt, even if we wait a while to get the full potential. Some other flavors are trying somehow to get a place: there are yeast, honey, vanilla, and a bit of edge plants (underbrush). Aeration allows spices (paprika, pepper, light salt) to show and, finally, pastry flavors (mocha cake), the only real counterweight to this very beautiful fruit.

The palate confirms the nose : it is very fruity (pears, nectarines, apricots), after an attack on very warm hazelnut and chocolate, which gets better after venting, she will get to pastry. Following this fruity cascade excellently framed and integrated, we have some citrus and just a little smoke on the finish. The whole fruit remains clear, as linear as well.

The final, stays long in the same register. It has a beautiful dominant yellow fruit, with a little fruit skins giving a rough thing to, as well as spice and minerality to finish.

In conclusion, a very good whisky oriented fruity, that needs a little time to fully express itself.

91/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Blackmalt
Color: gold

Fresh nose. Pear as a fruit that reminds me of a Pim's with pear. I mean, the inside:). That's greedy. Some coffee and honey too, but discrete.
The smell of the cake aforementioned comeback following the aeration.
Further, I feel the dust of ground coffee beans and a good dose of black pepper. Yes clearly this much black pepper. The fruit, it is only vaguely visible. But still there.
It's well done. With a little water we get a smell of coconut in a bag and some lemon and orange candies. the small ones, in gloss packaging, which are often given in some restaurants with the bill
Or even the smell given off by the medication Exomuc once diluted in a glass of water ... Comparisons stop here:)


Mouth hot and cool enough in attack. It becomes warmer then and still pungent, or even a little more.
Aftertaste quite green with a slight bitterness. It's hard for me to describe everything. In any case, we keep the pepper nose. Its texture is a bit rough on the inside of the cheeks.
And then always some flavors that I can not name ...


Long and fruity than the nose also makes a good reminder of that. With a touch of honey, like the nose, but much more pronounced and persistent.
Also with the continuity of pepper spice gives a good return on the palate.
It is very nice but the final figure breaks too abruptly.


Comment: Whisky well structured and well built. I like the continuity of flavors. Find them everywhere and not necessarily in the same order or with the same intensity, it is very nice:)
And then there is quite rich and well balanced. Great tasting time.
90/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Roblanza
Color: old gold.
Nose: Heavy on the nose, tingling of alcohol, after a while it changes to fresh oak and a wood fire pit with fruity touches like banana and nectarines.
Taste: Heavy taste on vanilla tones with fruity touches, would surprise me if it's not cask strength.
Finish: Firm finish, very peppery with flavors like vanilla and butterscotch. Very long finish with sweetness coming at the end.
88/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Corbuso
Colour: Gold.
Nose: Smooth, light, fresh, round, floral, and fragrant. Smells good the Speyside.
Taste: Oaky, juicy, rich, slightly smoky, on sweet fruity notes, some peach, guava and papaya. The mouth feel is very pleasant, rather big, intense but most enjoyable. The finish is long, rich, intense, fruity, rather big and syrupy, with a faint astringency.
Impression: This is a rich, rather full bodied whisky, with a nice structure and balance. A very good whisky to share with friends.
88/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: fruity, peach syrup, walnuts, almonds, a little alcohol, beeswax. End.
Vanilla and some spices. Few drops of water allow it to better express himselve.

Palate: concentrated, fruity, powerful

Finish: very long and in the continuity
87/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Savoureur
Appearance: Yellow gold
Nose: Medium intensity, alcohol fairly well integrated, creamy, white chocolate, cereals, fruit from the orchard, slightly minty, hints of aromas of roasting
Mouth: Medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, fruity attack, then freshness (mix lemon / mint) and and soft pepper
Finish: Medium
With water: Substantially similar nose, more pepper on the palate disturbing the balance of the whisky. The finish is longer.
Conclusion: A fine fruity whisky with added other aromas, I like the nose, the mouth and the finish
87/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Arno
Nose: grainy, malty. Almonds & custard. Baked apple and cinnamon. Black Forest cherry, kirsch & cream. Apart from this register there's also a bit medicinal, with licorice and black tea. A mineral side is also emerging (copper, ash).
Mouth: rather powerful, but melted. Spices emerge, with cherry & cooked fruits. Slight bitterness of black tea. A veil of smoke and incense at the end.
Final: develops notes of dry wood with roasted accents (sherry ?).
Conclusion: A nice set.
86/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by PatGVA
N: apple overripe vegetables is good kirsch
B: apple chard kirsch
F: not very accurate long
86/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by ALouis
Colour: pale gold
Nose: fruity, lemon, citrus and bitter orange.
Then come the almond paste and spices.
Pretty basic but pleasant.
In the second nose some waxy notes appear .
Taste: Citrus fruits are present in the mouth, mixed with very ripe or tewed fruit.
A good dose of spice, cinnamon and ginger and a little nuts.
Finish: Quite long on sweets.
85/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Straw yellow, white wine.
Nose: nose first an explosion of red fruit coulis, cassis sorbet or raspberry. Then very quickly, the wave subsides, giving way to notes pastry, all evokes a strawberry charlotte. This wave becomes progressively sour candy to raise some chemicals.
Taste: greasy, messy enough impressions, the pungency and bitterness are spoiling the whole.
Final: In the wake of the mouth.

Comment: I lt makes me think a lot Linkwood: a very nice nose, a mouth, but an unbalanced on a wooded bitterness. It's a shame. The addition of water weakens the nose, and of course, increases the bitterness in the mouth to the point of increasing its imbalance.
85/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Mars
ose: white fruit, cereal, beer, lime, mint. Floral, waxy and powerful.

Palate: Fruity, waxy, lemon, spices. More floral and drinkable with a little water.

Final: waxy, fruity, beers, floral, honeybread. Long but a little weak. After aeration, appearance of a small note of aspirin.

Comments: Nose very pleasant but a bit unbalanced at first. The scale is balanced after a minute or two and then it becomes assertive (honey lemon). The palate is powerful on the lemonade with honey. Long finish but falls a little too quickly without the addition of water (which also highlights aspirin and spices).
89/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Jmputz
Color: Gold
The first nose is a bit aggressive, some tingling, which thankfully fade rather quickly, eliminating at the same time those discrete medicine notes. Then appear beautiful notes of honey and wax, fruit as well.
The mouth is first rather massive, marked by alcohol and again, just like the nose, these relatively unpleasant notes are fast disappearing to make way for a nice mix of fruit, honey and wax and spices. Once past the first impression, this whisky is becoming more and more enjoyable, albeit with some pleasure limitations . We feel that the fruits want to express, but they are countered by a kind of metallic impression that makes an end to the evolving of pleasure.
The finish is long and warm, pleasant and fun that was lacking in the mouth is very present here.
84/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Amor57
The first nose is vinous and dense. Fun? Not really, but let's see further. The changing face of black currant, mold or humus rather, jam melon in Spain. Then it returns to the wine with turpentine on a background delicately vanilla flavored. On the palate the attack is frank, almost bitter, very dry. The tannins are next to the black pepper and mineral. Mingle with black fruits, from zan (licorice synthetic), some ginger paste. The finish is first on the mineral, plastics, sand, salt and rare herbs. At the very end an interesting point of ripe blackberry.
84/100
WDTS2011-05
Commentaire de Dagde
Color: Gold

Nose: The pastry and apples fit into notes of green wood, vanilla. Aeration opens up great baked banana, rose - mei kei read - giving the impression of being in front of a donut from Asia. The fragrance of dry white wines make it austere and we find the milk chocolate. It derives even on chemical scents - clay - because of its pleasant odor spectrum, scalable, but not enough to truly enchanting and exotic to his work.

Mouth: Open on alcohol but rich enough. A bitter spicy - cinnamon mixed with ginger - binds to chocolate aromas associated with almond and hazelnut. It also detects menthol. The melt in the mouth is not exciting, gourmand notes being diminished by the overflow of spices and alcohol.

Final: Salted butter and hints of exotic fruit (banana dominant) covered in chocolate with cinnamon, which soothes the soul. Peppercorns are also present, giving much spice (Rest on the front of the tongue).

In summary: A nose chameleon continues to evolve. A mouth too marked by spices, which covers part of the greed that love this whiskey. The finish is not urgent but still enjoyable if you like pepper. A drama of great complexity, but that is not always an equilibrium model.
83/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by mapi
Nose marked by a strong presence of fresh walnuts and green almond. I find a great freshness to the nose.

Mouth: I find the mouth completely unstructured. First, alcohol is like a shot and then comes a certain roundness and finally the aromas. The aromas are like imprisoned by alcohol.

The final will be developed on the nuts fresh and stale smoke.
Adding water brings hints of vanilla.

83/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by TTN
Nose: There are apple, caramel and lots of spices, including cinnamon and pepper (gray / black). It reminds me of tart tatin.
Palate: Dry and warm, mouth confirms the impression of the nose, immediately on the yellow fruit, a trio of apple, pear, quince and therefore a lot of pepper, too. The alcohol is well integrated.
Finish: Good length, always on the same flavors (and nothing else to be added).
Overall impression: A nice malt drink, some fifteen years, which seems to come from a Speyside distillery ... but which one?
83/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Jean-Michel
Color: Pale amber.

Nose: First nose speaks rather well. Fairly concentrated, and quite some fruits. Nevertheless, the whole thing “sounds” a bit artificial, without being too ostentatious though (industrial cake with candied fruits, tinned pineapple syrup, candied melon skins). Light flavors that strangely mix fresh fish and fruits, like in those perfumed ointments used for baby cares (Mitosyl someone ?)

Mouth: Starts quite softly, not unlike a fine mellow plum brandy. Then, the mouth gets more complex. Fresh fish and cooked fruits (apricot tatin?) are back along, while the mouth gets hotter and more powerfull. A very Old Pulteney or Bruichladdich-like combo.

Finish: Consistent regarding the mouth. Nothing to add.

Comment: A malt crafted for a Sushi bar?
83/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: fruit tart and fresh touches (mint / anise) in the background. Dust. Then Arabic glue hints (almond). Roast notes.
Mouth: rather oily and delicate attack then brighter and alcohol. Lack of material. Disappointing in the light of the nose. Difficult to discriminate scents.
Bitter finish and no more expressive than the mouth
conclusion
Well, no defects as balanced, but finally very little to tell, globally.
82/100
WDTS2011-05
Comment by Sebou007
Colour : Gold

Nose : We start with honey and wax. Slight acidity, with some lemon. Smells like a young Clynelish, with a little bit more acidity. Some sweet almond. Some whiffs of white alcohol, "eau de vie". The alcohol is not very well integrated. Green apple. We start off good, but overall, a bit disappointing. Quite artificial.
Some coconut.

Mouth : We remain on notes of green almond, honey and wax. The alcohol is too noticeable and too "white". It's not very seductive, maybe too young. Aftertaste : paper, a bit artificial. At the end, a bitter taste undermines the whole dram.

Finale : Long, on cardboard.

Conclusion : Nose is quite nice at first, but it all becomes quickly artificial. Nose and mouth are mainly on white alcohol. Too bad.
80/100

Dailuaine

Archives, 1983

Collection
Archives
Age
30 years
Alcohol percentage
47,3 %
Bottler
Whiskybase
Cask
Hogshead
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2013-04 82/100
Dailuaine 1983 Archive
Personal Comment
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Bishlouk
Color: Light gold.

Nose: Ho yes ! Plenty of fresh fruits, very greedy ! Green apple, citrus fruits, white peach, a little bit of white grapes. I like it a lot.
After airing, pink grapefruit and a light green wood scents.

Mouth: Super sweet, a candy in the mouth. No agressiveness, the alcohol is mastered and well integrated. In the following of the nose: plenty of sugared fruits. It's Summertime !

Finish: Moderately long. Lemon drops mixed with a global sweetness (I know it's paradoxical but it works !).

Verdict: A very good fruit bomb, I like that kind of profile.

90/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Jbrice
Nose: Very expressive. Initially, I feel I smell a white wine from South West I drank last week. Many almost exotic fruits. Lemon confit. Of bitter oranges. There is a side of wine nuts too. Vanilla and frangipani.

Palate: Oily, concentrated alcoholic strength under control. Not bad wood and touches of lemons with a controlled finish bitterness.

Finale: Woody and spicy, almost spicy.

Comments: A whiskey with enough classic aromas in short but I really like the expression. Excellent daily dram.
87/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Whiskywardrobe
“Not bad but a rather uninteresting whisky”
This dram has a gold-like color.

Nose (86): (5)more than average. honey, citrus, spices, vanilla. 43%? 10-15 years old?

Taste (87): powerful, oily. honey, citrus, spices, herbs, vanilla, wood.

Finish (86): (5)longer than average. honey, wood, spices.

86/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Mars
Nose: Apple cinnamon, lemon. Oily.

Taste: Apple cinnamon, fresh fruit.

Finale: mint, spices.

Comments: Nice, but really not complex. He did not say much, but it's very personnal.

86/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Singlemalt71
Nose: A scent of 'new make' (yeast and sourness). Light wood tones (smokiness), vanilla and some spices (nutmeg).

Taste: Very sweet, barley (grain biscuit) and a bit of bitterness and sourness.

Finish: Short and light wood tones (bitterness).

85/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Jean-Marc
Nose: malty nose first, porridge, wet cardboard, then progresses to include citrus

Palate: pome fruits, citrus ... mainly orange

Finish: long
84/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Jmputz
Colour: Pale gold
A more subtle than discreet nose with lovely ripe fruit hidden behind a sort of sweet veil. Not very complex, the nose plays on the register of subtlety.
In the mouth this whisky is pleasantly fruity with still this feeling of a veil of sugar as at the nose, giving it a somewhat disgusting character. Moderate complexity. The whole makes it a pleasant whisky to drink without being transcendent.
The finish is also marked by the slightly syrupy side. It is quite long and not unpleasant. Too bad this kind of sweet veil is present throughout the tasting.
83/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Arno
Nose: lemongrass, citrus zest, grapefruit and clove and pepper, other spices and anise a little bitter.
Taste: malt, a touch of orange and a fresh wave of spices, salt, lingering smoke. Found citrus in finish
Final: metal, cork
Conclusion: nice to drink whisky, the script is already written.
83/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Piazzolla
Nose: fruity dominant. A little spicy. Mineral.
Mouth: starts on the fruit (white peach, canary melon) and the mineral side from the nose. Also maritime side (salt and iodine) and almost peaty. We find the pungent from the nose.
Final: average, in line with the mouth except a hint of bitterness paradoxically too present.
Conclusion: not bad malt but who lack a little something to really score.
83/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Samhain
Colour: light gold

Nose: Sweet ripe pear are accompanied by a hint of organic solvent (paint thinner).

Mouth: It starts fruity with some wood, then malty notes with cold ashes follow. With water grassy aromas appear as well as unripe grapes and some pepper.

A medium and mineral finish reminds me of a stream in a meadow.

82/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Savoureur
appearance: Riesling
nose: low to medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, fresh vegetables, slightly acidic like unripe green apple, mineral (wet stones)
taste: low intensity, well integrated alcohol, partly rotten vegetables, walnut bark, white pepper at the end of taste
finish: short (especially on pepper)

82/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Applecross
Nose: for me a bit metallic, wet stone, cereals, wet hay, a bit "farmy"
with water developing white fruity Aromas, keeps the fruity side with water, but is loosing a lot after the addition of water.

Palate: somehow salty mouth feel, full Body, alcohol pleasant although strong and remaining for a long time, getting a bit "sharp" with the second sip, somehow dry.

Finish: again dry, long sustain of the flavors, somewhat okay and presence of tannins which I wouldn't have expected after nosing,
develops some hints of smoke/peat
with the Addition of water, the mouth feel is as just after a cigarette

Remarks:
That's an interesting Whisky from which I would have needed a bigger sample for a second session.
I think there is still enough to discover in a different mood.
I would buy it.
by the way: a fruit fly has also been very fond of this Whisky and paid her curiosity with nothing but her life. ;-)

82/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de NovA
Nose: very clean, lemon candy, raisins, blueberry, buttery , wet stones, apple flavor (toilet spray/bubble gum), it tickles inside the nose, and a little tropic ; pineapple
With water: it looses the clean character, dirty maybe oily cloth, some yeast, fruitier, grain, very nice mix of blueberry and citrus! Much better

Taste/Palate: a light body, malt, soapy, citrus, herbs, strong alcohol, a little bitterness,
With water: dirtier too, some lamp oil, more malty, no strong alcohol anymore, much better

Finish: powerful, it burns, with citrus soap, grain and a little bitter
With water: long and warm, less soap, more grain

81/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Kundalini
Perfumed nose, sweet corn, bread, rough
81/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Wiski
Colour: Gold

Nose: First nose is floral and rural (heather, incense, dried flowers). On the hay. Citrus and exotic fruits make a point of acidity (lemon). Slight woody notes of hazelnut, walnut. Much grass with a water feature, very fresh, and oak. Very natural.

Mouth: We find these floral notes from the nose, including heather, with some woody and peppery. A little dish with water, dry with a peppery edge and woody aftertaste.
79/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Dagde
Nose: Milk chocolate, fresh lemon eucalyptus (ephemeral). The opening makes it as fresh pastry with peach pie and custard. In the background, you feel a cold minerality. Alliances are safe but the nose is a little spicy.

Taste: Milk chocolate is present but the lemon makes a comeback. This becomes quite bubbly in the mouth with a small gain of spices later (cinnamon, pepper). Somewhat monolithic (one quickly turns on citrus). The more the whisky opens, the more lemon leaves more room for spices. But the texture is quite nice.

Finale: The lemon is shoulder to shoulder with spices and wood (especially with the addition of water). Bubbly feeling persists. The acidity is not aggressive but this (sweet). The aftertaste known chemical notes (rubber).

Comment: A small dram with no real appeal. The nose is simple but quite OK while the mouth quickly becomes monolithic with a lemon a little prominent (before landing spices).
78/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Jeep
Nose: Strange! Relatively low intensity but powerfuland weighing aromas, particular rubber. Moss and also undergrowth.
Palate: Plate, flat, flat! Light fruity (peach may be), a little malt. A syrupy texture but not at all correspond to the quasi neutrality of the mouth.
Final: Moderately long on ... nothing! ☺ Say on malt!
Conclusion: Not sure ...
77/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Jean-Michel
Colour: Pale gold.
Nose: Grainy. Lots of soaked crushed cereals. Juniper galore. Ginger ale. Stale beer. Something strangely perfumy too, like those big industrial "flawless" apples. And quite some spices from the wood after a while. Perhaps something like warm apple pie?
Mouth: Hotter than expected (around 48%?). Still lots of juniper, and cinchona as well. As entertaining as a Gin tonic could be (just joking...). Serious: this is dry and completely unsexy whisky. And not really to my liking, I must say...
Finish: Quite short, with some sour cream in the aftertaste.
Comment: Just boring whisky if you ask me. Unless you’re crazy about Gin fizz !

74/100

Dailuaine: not in collection

Dailuaine

Rare Malts 22 years

Collection
Rare Malts
Age
22 years
Alcohol percentage
60,9 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1973 Bottling: 1995
Bottle
184 of
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Dailuaine

Dailuaine-Glenlivet 27 years old, 1966

Collection
Original Collection
Age
27 years
Alcohol percentage
45,7 %
Bottler
Cadenhead
Dates
Distil: 05-1966 Bottling: 04-1994
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 89/100
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Dailuaine

1981

Age
26 years
Alcohol percentage
45 %
Bottler
Samaroli
Cask number
single cask 2166
Dates
Distil: 1981 Bottling: 2007
Bottle
289 btls
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Dailuaine

22 years, Adelphi

Age
22 years
Alcohol percentage
55,2 %
Bottler
Adelphi
Cask number
single cask 4151
Dates
Distil: 1980 Bottling: 2002
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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BT2012 85/100
Dailuaine Adelphi
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