Dailuaine 2008 HB

Overall rating
85.44/100
votes
11
Whiskybase ID
WB180115
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Hart Brothers (HB)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Series
Vintage
02.2008
Bottled
03.2021
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
First Fill Port Pipe
Strength
52.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 mar 2021 7:07 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95.57

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Whisky reviews for Dailuaine 2008 HB

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.44 points.

  1. whiskytornado scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    In my opinion, Dailuaine hardly disappoints. It's just that much of the crowd probably doesn't like whisky in an older style (i.e. not a heavy distillate). Also with a more modernistic approach of using an ex-port cask, this spirit convinces.

    The spirit is heavy enough to balance the acidic and fresh impact of the wood (as the wood itself is rather tired and doesn't give much of vanillins away anymore). The heavy side of the distillate has mostly but not entirely converted into sweeter aromas and tastes. The earthy and dirty side that is left, combines very well with the fruit of the port cask.

    I think this is a very exciting whisky: not standard but quite accessible and very tasty.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose is rather dense and full. Dailuaine has a thick spirit with no copper in the cooling phase and this seems to match well with the ex-port cask. The heavy distillate has converted into caramel, toffee, forest fruit (mainly bramble, blackcurrant and redcurrant), fresh wood and a bit of leaf. It's balanced in my opinion, regardless if you like it the nose or not. I do.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The full-bodied distillate is accompanied by some acidity from the port wine cask (yes port wine can yield some acidity). Although being close to the edge, I think it is still on the right side of the marker. It's oily, supple, fresh and fruity (more on red fruit such as redcurrant and strawberry) but it still has a darker background of caramel, toffee, and earth and maybe a trace of sulphur (not disturbing). The fresh side is becomer milder over time.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Quite long, friendly and intense, with a nice combination of earthy and fruity characteristics. Tobacco leaf, dunnage, old wood, bramble and blackcurrant. In the background, there is still a backbone of toffee to give some depth.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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