Dailuaine 1997
Managers' Choice Sherry Cask

70cl / 58.6%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Dailuaine 1997 / Managers' Choice / Sherry Cask
£200 £166.67 ex VAT
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A single sherry cask of Dailuaine 1997, bottled at full strength by owners Diageo in 2009 as part of the Managers' Choice range.

Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Series
Managers' Choice
Age
11 Year Old
Vintage
1997
Bottling Date
March 2009
No of Bottles
564
Country
Scotland
Region
Speyside
Cask Type
Sherry
Cask Number
8476

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Ginger Ginger
  • Marmalade Marmalade
  • Honeysuckle Honeysuckle
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Dates Dates
  • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate

Dailuaine 1997 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Colour:  Antique gold; polished phosphor bronze.

    Nose:  Fat. Immediate oaked chardonnay notes are balanced by big, soft, treacly, wodges of gingery Yorkshire Parkin. Later, slices of buttered malt loaf spread with honey and marmalade. Water reveals huge depth; Muscat notes of honey, buttery-vanilla and tropical fruits are complimented by cleansing wood-smoke.

    Body:  Very rich; very dense.

    Palate:  Warming. Spicy. Soft fig rolls. Medjool dates and smooth dark Swiss chocolate. Cooling and oilier with water: hints of menthol, aniseed and burnt sweet-shortcrust pastry.

    Finish:  Smooth and warming. Creamy vanilla notes complement a syrupy ginger pudding spiciness. Later; drying, herbal oak. Lighter and longer with water, and seductive suggestion of Cherry-wood smoked malt.

    Comment:  Instantly comforting, it is extremely well balanced at cask strength; taking time to reveal the full, indulgent, depth of fruity malt, creamy oak and smoke notes. Water cools, softens and dries. An incredibly pleasing and affirming whisky.

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