From an ex-oloroso butt to a 1st-fill red wine barrique. Yikes! Out of the pan,…
N: Bubblegum oloroso, dampish pepper, scented stationary rubbers, sweet redcurrant jelly, a little strawberry and gooseberry-tutti-fruity. Water brings out more subterranean notes of soft mineral, simple dry soil,…. [no further notes].
T: It’s a big dram. The oloroso speaks first before things get interesting. Oloroso shifts to a more [strange] PX/Amontillado sherry style with rubbery arm bands and weird-sweet dry-cream putty,
F: More funny business on oloroso bubblegum with cinnamon to the fore.
C Tastes far less wrong than it looks on paper. Somehow it works though clearly this style isn’t going to please everyone. Not recommended as your first Dailuaine or it might taint your perception of that wonderful distillery’s character forever.Scores a C+