Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Refill Sherry Butt & Refill Sherry Hogshead
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Apr 2015 8:33 am by JSW

Average value

€ 67,96

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Whisky Reviews for Dailuaine 2002 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.13 points

  1. Fred Labosch scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    The quality of the oak used for maturation is there, but summarized, this is only a mediocre refill sherry american oak bottling. It has some features, but it's flawed as well, it's biggest problem is that it's unbalanced and a little too spirity, and thus it feels youngish, rushed distillation comes to mind. It lacks roundness and doesn't feel complete.

    I bought this because I had another 2002 Dailuaine by Douglas McGibbon, which is brilliant, and I thought this could well be just as good. But hey, you've got to 'risk it for the biscuit', right?!
    • Nose
      fruity and pungent, honey melon and licorice, salmiac even, some gunpowder, a vinegary note, pineapple, pears, a yellow floweriness (dandelions), a hint of vanilla lingering in the background, some plain dry oak, clover honey after a while, there's an omnipresent alcoholic sting throughout as you would find in schnaps.
    • Taste
      heat develops, overripe pineapple, honey melon, overripe pears, a little fizzy, cheap champagne, a big body, spirity, the alcohol is not well integrated, tastes kind of young.
    • Finish
      winey and a little vinegary with some alcoholic burn, pineapple, overripe honey melon, a hint of vanilla, licorice, a little saltpeter, a glass of cheap champagne left over from last nights party, shortish.

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Dirty. Cardboard. A little apple. Eventually honey. Didn't really like it at first, but it gets better.
    • Taste
      Apple, malt, pepper, vanilla and smoke. Again developing towards honey.
    • Finish
      Apple, malt, vanilla and a little smoke.

  3. pianoman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Elegant. Roses, tulips. Orange, some sherry, honey. Wet coniferous forest.
    • Taste
      Slightly peppery, then banana and honey. Chocolate with nut.


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