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Dailuaine 16-year-old

Overall rating
85.70/100
votes
569
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna
Bottled
11.12.2012
Stated Age
16 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L2346LS000
Barcode
5000281026657
Added on
20 May 2013 3:24 pm
Colored

Average value

€ 121.54

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569 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Dailuaine 16-year-old

58 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.70 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. gaboruso scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. djmaxliving scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    I could smell the nose all night long, very dimensional and continues to evolve with time.

    Wish they would have bottled it a little higher strength. The body just doesn't live up to the nose sadly.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Strawberry jam, roses, a meaty character very similar to Mortlach. Quality Street Chocolates, toffee, chocolate pudding and some ginger spice.

      The spirit character very evident here, Speyside without a doubt, slightly surplus and I detect a light smoke.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Meaty, spice, light sweetness, coffee, bitter and orange peel.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium finish, some pepper, oak and a hint of leather?

  6. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A dark and brooding sherried bottling, with plenty of savory, dark roast aromas, yet also enough room for the distillate to unspool some lovely fruits and florals. Palate and finish can't quite keep up with the nose, but this is still one of the best F&F bottlings I've tried.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Pretty intense for 43%. Savory sherry upfront, with lots of nuts, leather, dried fruit and rancio. Really unexpectedly deep and and rich sherry notes in here. Gets fruitier with time: cherry, peach, wild berries. Now there's also a floral / botanical side, which rounds things off nicely. I'm surprised - and impressed.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Texture-wise, it's a bit thin, but the intensity and presence of flavors is really impressive at this low bottling strength. Begins with deep, jammy fruitiness, becoming then spicier and more herbal with lots of leather and tobacco from the sherried components, before the finish kicks off with pepper and brown sugar in tandem.
      Rich oak notes in here as well, making for some heavy chocolate and coffee flavors. It really seems as if some older casks had also gone into this batch.
    • Finish
      84 84
      As weak as expected. First a flash of heat, then the usual espresso, dark chocolate, leather, overstewed tea. Very little acidity.

  7. birkzehn scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Gere scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Well balanced whisky
    • Nose
      Sherry Noten would tap Oloroso.
      Slight sweetness like Carmel but also a somewhat bitter, very fine line of leather and tobacco
    • Taste
      Very well balanced sweetness after fruits, raisins.
      A little nutty at first.
    • Finish
      Light wine notes very subtle. Drying with a hint of cinnamon.

  9. robse211 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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