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Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
7
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
First Cask (FC)
Vintage
14.12.1973
Bottled
02.2004
Stated Age
30 years old
Casknumber
14736
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 Jun 2013 5:44 pm
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 314,37

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Whisky Reviews for Dailuaine 1973 FC

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2019] These "First Cask" bottlings are widely unknown among whisky connoisseurs but their quality was good to excellent, usually...

    ...like this one. It is a flawless and delicious blending malt that is easy to sip and interesting to explore if you like such profiles (I do). Exactly the way whisky should be.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is pale gold and the nose offers a bready-grassy profile that is very common among blender's malts like Dailuaine. It is rather bold (compared to other blending base malts) and there are some fine fruity and spicy notes too creating an interesting and delicious mixture of aromas. No off-note or imbalance, a fine nose for lovers of this genre...
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is barley sugary sweet with fruity, honeyed and spicy flavours in a balanced setting. The wood provides a firm structure but never dominates, perfect! This dram is greatly chewable but not really layered. Water releases much more aromas in the nose (waxy, chalky, earthy) and the taste gets smoother hence more quaffable. I like this dram best when reduced to about 40% abv.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate without distracting moments. The finish is of medium length and adds some waxy and bitter tea-ish flavours with a minor drying touch but this never gets distracting.

  2. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A big cereal note, hay grass, mixed with grapefruit and a little lemon on the nose.
    Smells a little cardboardy at first but then it settles down with hints of menthol coming in.
    The palate is quite thin mouthfeel but like many of these first cask bottlings at 46% this is far from underpowered.
    Some lemon puff pastry notes emerge with cream and I detect a little peat.
    This has a long finish remaining sweet and fruity.
    Another good First Cask bottling.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

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