- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Licensed Bottling
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- Added on
- 06 Nov 2008 6:53 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Dallas Dhu 10-year-old GM
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.26 points
- Sweet fruity with apricot and caramel, a beautiful Old Fashined Speysider
- A simple but refreshing dram, a nice one with a reasonable price tag nowadays.
Old but constrained. A lovely buttery nose to begin with, some cardboard and melon fruits you found in old drams.
Bananas, a lot of camphor, some bitter oak, turning more bitter.
Very long and slightly bitter, still a lot of camphor.
- There’s a great whisky in this Dallas Dhu 10 year old. Unfortunately, this isn’t it. Whilst there’s a lot going on, and it’s all interesting enough – little of it really feels balanced and in-step as a whole. Sourness and bitterness rule the roost and whilst there’s plenty of old style 1970s distillate on display here, the whole experience ends up being more of a chore than a true pleasure. I honestly think the OBE here has actually improved this whisky - adding some brighter tropical notes to an otherwise exceedingly sour affair. But, regardless, this one is now sadly only really of interest for historical analysis only.
This opens with an incredible amount of OBE – bright, overripe pineapple, mango and sugared coated gummy chews – all with a slightly polished edge to them. This subsides within a few minutes and the resultant nose takes on an entirely different profile – soured apples, bee honey, some sherry influenced walnut nuttiness and slightly bitter balsamic. In the background there’s a mixture of crisp florals and murkiness – stale bread, wallpaper paste – these are brightened slightly by orange peels and a scattering of red berries.
An impressive mouthfeel for 40% - slightly creamy in texture. The arrival has some bite to it - sour apples, sour pineapple and tart cloudy cider. It’s all a bit too acerbic for my liking. There is sweetness here from both honey and caramel, but these are fighting against both bitter fruit and some pretty astringent pepperiness from the cask (that said, resting does allow the sweeter flavours more breathing space). Walnuts come across very strongly, with touches of old wood (which belie the 10 year old age statement on the bottle). In the back palate, some menthol and eucalyptus oil, but, alongside a touch of rawness in the form of paint thinners.
Short to medium with steeped black tea and oak making for a particularly dry experience.
Sunflower fruit, a little sweetmost, orange. A little grassy.
Well balanced oily feeling. Dark fruits, a little coal. A little spicy.
Medium and nice, fruity.
- N: walnuts, plums, sweet warm pear compote, mint and in the background paraffin and red berries (strawberries and raspberries in the interplay) T: Ginger, a little sweet, slightly oily F: short to medium finish, oak is there, rather dry He is different from today's malts but not better or worse, just different. For the then issue price, I would ask me another on the shelf, but at the prices now called price / performance is no longer.
- Correct old bottling, but the price...
Fruits: plum, waxy apples, unripe banana and cherry
Creamy and fresh: menthol, fruit compotes, cinnamon and caramel
Medium length, spicy
- I like this DD. Some of the 20 odd year G&M bottles are very similar to this so it would appear an extra 10-15 years maturation does not make much difference if this 10 year is anything to go by.
Fruity on pineapple, plum with a little apple and banana.
Thicker on he palate than expected with some menthol and caramel, cold custard
Gets sweeter with time in the glass and a little buttercream comes in, gets creamier in time also
Medium length, and quite chewy.