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Dailuaine 27yo 1983/2011

(53.6%, Master of Malt, 231 Bts.)
Average Score: 85
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
BottlerMaster of Malt
Brand NameDailuaine
Year Distilled1983
Year Bottled2011
Alcohol By Volume53.6%
Average Score85

Maniac Ratings
Robert Karlsson86
Konstantin Grigoriadis87
Ho-cheng Yao85
Krishna Nukala87
Rich Howard89
David Wankel79
Keith Wood89
Oliver Klimek87
Ralf Mitchell82

Retired Maniac Ratings
Johannes van den Heuvel83

Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonDry anonymous maltiness. Laid-back vanilla. Really quite restrained this one, needs time. A little bit dusty/earthy. Bigger taste, on a juicy fruity berried vanilla. Oily, tasty.
Rich Howardthe nose holds warm and inviting notes of plum pudding, maybe even berry kefir, pears, fresh cream, silvered almonds, apple cider, amaretto even, milk chocolate, hint of cardamon and cinnamon. quite a range of notes here, but all very subtle, and they all work well together. the palate is rich with spiced fruits and brown sugar, and spicy notes of cinnamon and cardamon on the finish. with water, the nose holds berry custard on buttered crust, with plenty of those holiday spices, even light hints of cloves now. the palate is still rich and thick with spicy fruits and honey, leather and oak. well integrated, and well balanced. summary: spicy dark fruits, not shy on the vanilla and cream. [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards]
Keith WoodGlass: Classic Malt - Colour: Rich gold - Nose: This has all the attributes of polished wood, oak book shelves filled with old first editions and even a suggestion of aged leather furniture, but all overlaid with the floral aromas of spring flowers. This develops further to offer slightly scorched wood, or perhaps more like the glowing embers of a log fire and hints of slightly herbal smoke. - Palate: Lightly floral marzipan combined with a larger selection of mixed fruit and nuts, although I must admit the individual elements are quite difficult to place as there's just so much happening here. - Finish: Extremely long and rich with some lightly sherried flora. - Overall Impression: Marvellous, I really love this whisky.