Overall rating
Single Malt
Mackillop's Choice (McC)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
19 years old
55.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Sep 2010 8:36 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 84.00

2 × in wishlist

2 × member ratings

9 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dailuaine 1980 McC

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.50 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2015]  Quite a while ago since I had my last Dailuaine, so it was a quick decision to crack this bottle open when I found it in my cellar today.

    All in all a very fine dram to drink and a good example of the high quality Dailuaine is able to produce.  It has a lot of "oompf" - if you like this floral/grassy/oily profile.  I do for sure...
    • Nose
      86 86
      The nose starts a little bit spirity (no wonder given the 55,2% vol.), but then some beautiful floral notes develop. The typical grassy aromas profile confirmes that this is a spirit that almost exclusively is used in blends (besides the heavily sherried Flora & Fauna bottlings). Additional aromas include spices (vanilla, pepper), sugars and wood.
    • Taste
      88 88
      At the first sip there was a lot of oak, but from the second on this is gone and the oak provides just the right structure and balance. Water releases more sugary aromas in the nose and makes the whisky more pleasantly on the palate, but I like the rough neat profile better.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The first arrival on the palate is quite mighty and provides a full, coating mouthfeel. This is a fantastic oily body (that's what blenders like, too) with lots of sugars and peppers again, and even a little bit of salt (how come in a Speysider?). The finish is long and repeats all the nice impressions from the taste, it is just a little bit drying at the very end (but not too unpleasantly).

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2013]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 020 that I bought for 84 Euro in October, 2013.

    [November, 2015]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 023 that I bought for 84 Euro in October, 2013.

    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 87,5.  Please see detailed review below.


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