Dailuaine 1996 DR

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Stated Age
17 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
56.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 aug 2014 11:32 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 124.90

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18 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Dailuaine 1996 DR

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.94 points.

  1. STL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Some surprising aromas on the first nose (elderflower, limit "cat pee", damp earth)
      After aeration, the floral side takes over (lila, sap, honeysuckle) with some fruity notes (on citrus fruits).
      Complex and progressive
    • Taste
      86 86
      Slightly aggressive attack. After a few seconds, much more sweetness (with a few hints of honey) of fruit (juicy apples) and finesse.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Moderately long. No fundamental change compared to the mouth if not a few scattered spices

  2. Squinugie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Starts finely structured and complex. First citrus notes, cut flowers, jasmine, pine nuts and hearty malt. Gradually, grass, sour cider apples and loess. With water: Sweet, freshly pressed grapes, citrusy aromas, mint and grass. Maybe a bit buttery too.
    • Taste
      Very citrus, fine spicy and grassy. Will then mineral and fine vanilla, coconut oil and pepper. With water: citrusy freshness, freshly squeezed lemon juice, mineral notes and sour coconut oil.
    • Finish
      Long, full and fragrant. Bright grapes, again cut flowers and bright summer honey.

  4. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Maltmaniac72 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    "Citrus bomb"
    • Nose
      Pungent approach with lots of citrus / grape / lemons followed by a dry sweetness, green aromas (grass, mint, cut flowers) and fresh oak. A touch of melons and unripe, green bananas. Wild, edgy and fresh, alcoholic. 42 points
    • Taste
      Fine viscosity, many thin streaks. Creamy texture, full-bodied / palate-filling with lots of citrus and green aromas. Maybe some acacia honey. Overall, little complex taste. Dry sweetness and again and again citrus. 44 points
    • Finish
      Long, very long, sustainably lemony, toasted oak and green aromas.


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