Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Jack Wiebers Whisky World (JW)
Bottling serie
Old Train Line
Stated Age
32 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
51.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 may 2008 5:46 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 999.95

19 × in wishlist

42 × member ratings

62 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Dallas Dhu 1974 JW

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.34 points.

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very impressive and atypical bourbon barrel, interesting and consistent whisky.
    • Nose
      Color is more like Mahogany but without the reddish touch.
      A taste of old style sherry, tight, right after pouring. After a short time it looks a bit dirtier, cask notes, old cellar, barrel acid, later come in pickled plums and dates. Still later, pineapple ran, becoming fresher and sweeter. Popcorn with brown butter, this comes now ripe yellow fruit, for the first time he actually acts like a bourbon barrel, yet I would believe him a sherry finish blind. Warms up an idea matchstick and ripe green apples.
    • Taste
      Soft on the go, very sweet first, fir honey and light caramel, slowly comes on white pepper, is very strong. The mouthfeel is almost thick. Towards the end, there is a hint of acid on the palate, which is a bit fruity.
    • Finish
      In the finish, he is again very sweet, fir honey and dark caramel, the acid is behind the throat, then shows the first oak slightly herbaceous and with some menthol, before he slowly fades away. Overall, medium.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2009]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 148 that I bought for 152 Euro in June, 2008.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90.  My notes state a very balanced and complex profile that is very sippable.

    [April, 2019] Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 059 that I bought for 179 Euro in October, 2007. Finally, I can do a proper review now.

    This is an old style and somewhat austere dram with a nice nose and finish and a great taste. Dangerously quaffable, even more when reduced to "normal" drinking strength (yes, I know this is stupid as everybody prefers a different drinking strength - but for historical reasons this is at 40-43% abv). One of the best Dallas Dhu I had so far...
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour quite dark for a bourbon cask at russetmuscat and the nose offers an old style Highland profile with lots of grassy and floral aromas, honeys, barley sugars, waxes, chalk and earthy notes (pine forest floor). It takes quite a while until this nose enfolds fully but it is wortwhile to wait. Later some resinous and more mineral notes pop up - all pretty balanced and without any off-note.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The taste is nicely layered and complex on a beautiful old style bourbon profile with deicious fruits, honeys and barley sugars that later combine to a tasty chocolatey note. The floral aromas hide shy in the background, what a diffference to the nose! Adiitional layers provide waxes and oily flavours, some bitter herbs, sweet vanilla and other spices. This is a great movie on my palate, I like that!
    • Finish
      89 89
      The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate without any distracting moments. The finish is rather short and focusses more on the bitter-spicy side of this dram which is a nice contrast to the sweet taste. It turns a little drying towards the end but this is not distracting at all. Water opens up the nose further (now the fruits are there, too) and it turns the taste and finish a little sweeter (with a great nougat flavour), hence even more quaffable. I like this dram best when reduced to about 43% abv.


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