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Overall rating
88.59/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
1983
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
4319
Number of bottles
219
Strength
58.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Sep 2011 9:59 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 132,00

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29 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dailuaine 1983 AD

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.59 points

  1. The Macallan scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A fabulous version from Adelphi, a (controlled) sherry bomb!
    • Nose
      Oloroso sherry, pungent, gentle but yet a sherpness in the nose, oranges, dried fruit, spices, christmas cake, makes me happy (reduced: some pungy estery notes, oranges, floral notes, still sharp in the nose, over time more aroma)
    • Taste
      Sweet, sherry, fruit, drying oak (reduced: soft, chocolate notes, woodspices and yet so full of flavor)
    • Finish
      Woodspices (cloves, nutmeg) with some fruit, again drying (reduced: more chocolate in the finish)

  2. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 219 bottles from cask no. 4319
    A rare ex-sherry European oak hogshead had given this a gorgeous antique polished mahogany hue – one of the most appealing natural colours we have seen in a whisky for a long time. Beading fades fast, but big blebs. A first scent of madeira cake, with maraschino cherries; then a trace of Oloroso sherry. An unctuous mouthfeel and a sweet start, then tannic-dry – European oak, but without any sulphur: long warming and pleasant at cask strength. A drop of water opens and freshens it, with polished wood and pine resin; more than a hint of over-cooked Xmas cake. A slightly teeth-coating texture, a rich, tannic taste and a long finish with lingering dry sherry. Superb!

  3. alectron scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Transferring previous Note (2011.12.11) content into a Tasting Note
    • Nose
      slightly
      alcoholic/stingy on the nose, red apple ester, dry raisins, grassy,
      honey from the fridge, warm candle wax, autumn leaves, fruit tea (for
      children w lots of dried berries),  slightly burnt/charred wood as well
      as dark wood/antiques/furniture polish,  (87)
      Later more fruit
      platter-y, slight milk chocolate & caramel/butterfudge  Fruit
      intensifies after the first 20-30 minutes & berry aromas get more
      pronounced & fresher. (92)
    • Taste
      quit dry & woody upfront, also quite some salt, then dried fruit & tea (85)
    • Finish
      some chocolate, more tea aromas (fruit tea as well as red/rooibos &
      some black), slightly over ripe red apples,  waxiness comes up again,
      faint but long slowly fading tail. (89)
      Later (+90 mins): turning dryer & more woody on the finish,  (84)

  4. Creen scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    enjoy it neat!
    • Nose
      without water:
      old balsamic vinegar, there's alcohol, cinnamon, sugar, black pepper, black berries, leather, motor oil, dry sherry, earthy notes, schwarzwälder-kirschtorte, old and dusty wood, grassy, dark fruits.

      with water:
      more leather, more dusty in general with green apples.
    • Taste
      without water:
      strong, dark fruits, a dark sweetness comes along, oak, black tea, a wee leather, oil, salt, nougat, alcohol well integrated.

      with water:
      sharper, drier, more nuts.
    • Finish
      without water:
      black tea once again, dark berries, drying, long, nougat.

      with water:
      shorter, a touch of smoke and oil, plums.

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