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Dailuaine 16-year-old

Overall rating
85.63/100
votes
491
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna
Stated Age
16 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L2346LS000
Barcode
5000281026657
Added on
20 May 2013 3:24 pm
Colored

Average value

€ 75,05

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491 × member ratings

1238 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dailuaine 16-year-old

47 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.63 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 88 points Administrator

    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.

    RATING: 4.0/5.0 stars ≙ 88 pts → FIRST-CLASS
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      sweet, molasses, raisin, leather
    • Taste
      87 87
      spicy sherry, sweet floral notes, honey, toffee
    • Finish
      85 85
      leather, sweet nuts, fudge, vanilla, light

  3. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A nice sherry whisky. A wonderful aroma and a spicy, not too sweet body.
    • Nose
      sweet sherry, red apples and wild berries, maybe some cherry. Behind it a lot of malt, a little caramel and oak.
    • Taste
      Sweet approach, then drier. Spicy sherry, oak. Nuts and a touch of damp earth.
    • Finish
      long and spicy. Nuts again.

  4. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    have had a sample a few years ago and had it at 86. Now I finally opened my bottle. Very curious!
    • Nose
      87 87
      A classy sherry nose (from refill sherry casks I suppose)
      Figs and dates in combination with leather and freshly opened packs of cigarettes. Some ground coffee too. Is there a hint of smoke? I think there is but it might as well be a little oak. walnuts. slightly resinuous. This is not a very loud nose but I like it!
    • Taste
      88 88
      nicely balanced, malty, nutty, spicy (cinnamon and allspice), the dried fruits are well integrated. quite some oak but never disturbing. Very good! Like this profile a lot!
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium in length, spicy. Leaving a fresh palate.

  5. Ivynor scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    2019 version tested
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very caramel nose, wood and nuts. It seems pretty sweet and easy. Some candied citrus fruits.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Easy and sweet mouth, but too diluted. Fluid, not very greedy, with caramel, wood, vanilla. Bitter and vegetal background. Iodized tip that a little bit all.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium finish, quite green, with coffee, citrus fruits and wood spices.

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Lots of wood, sherry, not too sweet, but mild, round. But unfortunately again the cabbage in the finish. That's not mine.

  7. Jizzvenator scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Got this whisky as a sample from a friend and I am quite surprised by it.

    Colour: Deep gold.

    Nose: honey, peach, sweet orange, apple and a bit grassy. (23 points)

    Body: Some layers and a bit oily. (21 points)

    Palate: Fruity but not really getting what I had on the nose, more red fruit and floral tones with some sweet spices. (22 points)

    Finish: The spices fades to the background quick but the fresh floral and fruit tones staying quite long. The finish seems to release some oils. (21 points)

    Total of 87 points.

  8. jeoff scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      63 63

  10. Waykid scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Really good. Sweet red apple.
    • Nose
      Apple! Nice citrusy apple-oak. A bit of chlorine and sweet leather. Some of the depth of sherry with dried fruits and coffee. Fresh and tarty fruits. Apple, red sweet apple. A whiff of smoke?
    • Taste
      Acrid at first. Opens up with ripe apple and smoke. Pungent. Opens up more sherryish wih the dates and dried figs and mocha. Gets sweeter by the hour. Leathery savouriness, sherry and apple. Perfect ripe sweet red apple.
    • Finish
      Some smoke and apple. Red sweet apple.

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