Dailuaine 1994/2006 (45%, Samaroli, sherry cask #206/06086, 390 bottles) Colour: white wine/pale straw. Nose: starts a bit youngish and quite spirity, with rather big mashy notes. Pear spirit and kirsch. Yoghurt, vanilla and hints of cologne... Finally fresh almonds and hints of grass, cardamom and wood smoke. Nicer than it sounds actually, but definitely not very, very mature. Mouth: starts very sweet and very fruity, not unlike tutti-frutti eau-de-vie actually. Very little cask influence except for a little pepper and nutmeg. Hints of rubber, peppermint, thyme. Not really spectacular. Finish: long, more on pepper and cardamom but with these kirschy notes remaining on your tongue. Comments: not bad at all but no real thrill here I think. Young average malt whisky, no flaws-no thrill in my opinion. SGP:442 – 78 points.