Dailuaine 17-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Manager's Dram
Stated Age
17 years old
59.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
17 Sep 2008 9:45 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 309,25

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Whisky Reviews for Dailuaine 17-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.33 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    An excellent sherry monster, juicy, dense, deep, with a good sherry palette of derivatives, the base is clearly indistinguishable, excellent balance, holistic and bright whisky.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, woody and nutty notes, pipe tobacco, sweet pastry shades - boiled condensed milk, baklava, burnt jam; earth tones, pu-erh, bird cherry, prunes, leavened must, furniture polish.
    • Taste
      Saturated, dense, tart oak notes, prunes, puer, dried mushrooms, sweet creamy and berry shades - burnt jam, boiled condensed milk, shortbread cookies with jam;
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, berry-wood, prunes, apricot beer, soft oak, burnt crackers.

  2. Imp scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    my review together with 6 other Manager Drams can be found here: http://madmaxhwisky.blogspot.com/2017/01/managers-dram-tasting-ukrainian-whisky.html 

  3. Odessit scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Serge says:

    Dailuaine 17 yo 'The Manager's Dram' (59.9%, OB, Sherry, 2000)  Colour: white wine. Nose: much, much more austere than the MC at first nosing, probably from some less active casks. It’s only after a while that the fragrant notes of tangerines and blood oranges do emerge, as well as a bigger grassiness than in the MC. Other than the different cask influences, the general profiles are actually very similar. With water: closed! Interesting that water made this one almost mute. Only some distant whiffs of oranges do remain as well as a little hay, even after twenty minutes of breathing. Mouth (neat): same scenario as on the nose, a citrusy profile but with less vanilla. With water: very much alive this time, less sweet and less vanilled than the MC and maybe a tad more complex. Various herbs, teas and spices. Thyme infusion and honey, a little pine resin (sweets), touches of bergamots, drops of orange liqueur (triple-sec or else)…  Finish: long, firm, with more spices now. Quite some nutmeg and ginger in the aftertaste. Comments: it’s not unlike the MC, only with less ‘wood technology’. Maybe one more point but I’m splitting hairs. SGP:561 - 86 points.

  4. QuarterCentury did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Crivens this stuff is rare! This was released way back when (2000), and
    it was selected for bottling by Dailuaine`s Distillery Manager. This was
    given to friends and staff of the distillery, and thus is an
    exceptional find! Very tasty too…


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