Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
22 years old
Number of bottles
54.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange 20th Anniversary
gb United Kingdom
Added on
06 oct 2019 2:25 pm by Speyside
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 147.96

6 × in wishlist

17 × member ratings

11 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dailuaine 1997 SV

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.93 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange

    Apples and pineapples stirred through brown-sugar-rich porridge. Sharp fruit notes sit at the centre, with Granny Smith apples tempered by candied lemon and sweet-but-crunchy pears.

    Rich, with a thick texture on the tongue. Spiced sponge cake with sharp apple jam in the middle. Crunchy barley sugar sits alongside sherbet lemons and fresh lemon juice. Hints of meatiness develop. with malt and toffee. Black pepper slowly builds.

    A punch of nuts – peanuts and almonds, lightly salted – leads to hazelnut brittle, sharp apples and a hint of anise.

    A fruity dram with just enough of Dailuaine's weighty character to give it some power.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur


    This is one The Foz & I tried previously at TWE Show 2019 [notes coming soon]. I gave it 89 on the day. Let’s see how it fares today. Holly tells us about an oysters & whisky pairing experience. That’s six different types of oysters with six different whiskies. Spam adds, “Oysters are the best hangover cure,….. [‘really?’],,…. plus white wine”. Super timing!

    N: We’ve another changeling. First observations are centred around lemonade & oak – the latter note confirming we’ve our first firmly-matured whisky of the night. This is followed by another spot-on observational note of ‘old white string’. It becomes bready with water. 30 minutes later however, we’ve candid red berry fruits alongside lemon sherbet.

    T: The palate is certainly pinched, firm and moderately fiery, pulsating with dunnage-y/putty notes and a waxy-ish mouthfeel.

    F: I get sweet lemon before it lifts clean off, leading to enjoyable remnants that include tannic-y & leathery-sweet clementines.

    C: This full & firm [and fun] dram never lets up. The best analogy came from Bob who likened it to ‘the Bullet train’. Right up my street!

  3. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    It is my second Dailuaine that I have had in the glass so far. I already liked the first, a 19 year old from Gordon & MacPhail.
    Delicious. Never had an association of honeydew melons with a whisky. This similarity in terms of fruit and acidity to a white wine is also very pleasant. Watch out with water, the taste of the fruit is reduced. Despite its slightly over 54% alcohol, it is very drinkable. In contrast to the first one, this is in barrel strength and therefore its aromas are even more concentrated. But I can see a clear similarity in terms of color and flavors. The second Dailuaine that tastes very good to me.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The whisky shows a color that is very similar to a white wine like Chardonnay. An oily film clings to the glass, defacto no tears. Flowery and then immediately a clear citrus note. Ripe lemon. Then turns into sugar, no more honeydew melon. Very nice. No stinging at all in the nose. Alcohol is very well integrated. Mineral fresh. Acidic.
      The streaks come with water and the sweetness in the nose increases and becomes like icing sugar. Acid decreases. Beeswax is becoming more. Lemons become limes. The melon is still there.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Full board sweetness. Then comes the melon and something like cider. Nice and spicy. But not peppery. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Lemon cake. With water, the tangy of alcohol changes somewhat into a white pepper. Overall, it becomes spicy and less fruity and the sweetness that is strong at the beginning also decreases.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Absolutely no bitterness. Only fruit and grape seeds. And in the end a lot of apple and still the honeydew melon. The finish is not extremely long, but it is persistent. At the very end of the finish, a delicious oak remains. With water, it gets spicier here too, the fruit becomes less.

  4. grinface scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I like the. A worthy anniversary bottling and I find this explicit dedication to an "underdog" distillery a really nice idea. Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/03/25/dailuaine-alt-und-neu/

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur


    C: There are many cracking Dailuaine’s around, at this age and at very reasonable prices [Cadenhead’s especially springs to mind]. Older expressions can be over-oaked however and can turn butyric. This one is a faultlessly simple cracker, perfectly matured without any issues whatsoever. I shall probably buy this, price-dependent.


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