Dailuaine was built by a farmer called William Mackenzie in 1851. Following the founder's death in 1865 his wife Jane leased the distillery to a banker called James Fleming, who went into business with Mackenzie's son in 1879. After rebuilding work in 1884, Dailuaine became one of the largest distilleries in the Highlands at the time. Read More »
There aren't many bottlings from Dailuaine, distillery or independent, and this sticks out as even rarer due to it being one of the fabled Manager's drams - single casks chosen by the distillery managers and originally given to friends of the distillery.
A 1973 vintage Dailuaine, bottled in the mid-1990s at 22 years old as part of the Rare Malts collection. Despite its two decades in wood it has maintained a lot of its strength, coming in at an eye watering 60.92% ABV.
You don't get many independent releases from Dailuaine and this one piles on the rarity by being bottled for Italian distributer Samaroli. Distilled in 1962 and released in the 1980s after 24 years in wood. Just 360 bottles were released.