Dailuaine 17 Year Old
70cl / 59.5%
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- Christmas Cake
Dailuaine 17 Year Old Reviews
Tasting Notes by Stuart P
Nose: Fresh and grassy, but quickly joined by a rich oiliness with brioche and rum-soaked sultanas. A pleasant sweetness in there – candied lemon peel, cinnamon, and bread dough.
Palate: The sherry-cask influence makes itself heard with an abundance of Christmas cake spices – cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, along with mixed fruit peel and Seville orange marmalade, but this is not a ‘heavy’ whisky – there is good poise and balance here, as well as a cleansing freshness from the spirit. A faintly toasty note, too, with some spiciness and sweetness from the cask.
Finish: Mouth-enveloping and warm, the aromatic spiciness lasts for some time, along with an appealing bready note and some fresh citrus.
Comment: For me, this definitely needs water to soften the prickle and to let the warm spiciness of this whisky gently unfurl, but when it does, it is very rewarding.