Showcasing some of the lesser-known distilleries in the Diageo portfolio, Flora & Fauna gives you access to whiskies that usually go into blends. Dailuaine 16 is a Speysider with a singular style. Both intriguing and complex, the aroma features earthy sherry notes, plums and oranges, enriched by cocoa, dates and hints of rose water. Cherries, mint and emerging wood spices form the palate, supplemented by strawberries, herbal bitterness and a whisper of peat smoke in the lasting finish. This malt is definitely one of the best F&F expressions left today.
Dailuaine 16yo Flora & Fauna 43%. Aroma is beautiful. Baked red apple. Sherry. Fruited chocolate. Slight perfume. Gorgeous dirty oloroso oak Taste is juicy sherry. Blackberry. Jammy. Stupidly fruity. Faint chocolatey burnt smoked notes. Really great value for money and exactly what you want from sherried whisky. Suffice to say I was impressed with this one. (3.85/92)