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Overall rating
85.14/100
votes
40
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Bottling serie
Tapping the Birch!
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Hogshead
Number of bottles
391
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
29 Jul 2015 6:07 pm by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 74.50

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40 × member ratings

48 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dailuaine 2001 Wy

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.14 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Who knows birch juice? But it fits. A great summer whisky, tasty and almost refreshing. He will not replace a Gin Tonic, well, you got the message.
    • Nose
      Immediately fresh and citrusy with a little malt. Life brings peace and strengthens the citrus notes. Nice, clean roasted coffee notes, fir honey, malt, a little later applesauce, a hint of ammonia, yes, and there he is really: birch sirup! The birch is now joined by some milk chocolate. Heat takes away all sweetness and makes it even more zestiger. Finished, however, chocolate and some honey are in the foreground.
    • Taste
      Very light sweetness with astringent, cesty basic character. Wonderfully harmonious, sour apple, some grapefruit juice. He is very soft, yes almost mild on the go, the mouthfeel is tight. Warmth gives a hint of sweetness here.
    • Finish
      Remains very dry for a while and still creepy, honey comes to the rear, clear and clean without being sweet. Finally, a little bitter apple, core case. Overall, the finish is medium.

  2. Flou scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    The Dailuaine looks bright like sunflower oil in a glass. Now the warm season is slowly beginning and I think that this whisky could go well with it. But let's wait ...

    In the nose I immediately have citrus fruits like lemons and grapefruit, but fortunately the acidic note is not particularly intense. I'm more concerned with lemon biscuits with powdered sugar. There is also a little honey and light fruits such as apricots and a little peach. A pleasant spiciness now lies over the aromas just mentioned, which wonderfully combines with the floral notes. Some wood can now be felt, but not an old chest of drawers from Grandma's time, but rather fresh wood. Overall, very light, fruity, floral and embedded in a pleasant spiciness. For me, unfortunately, the abundance and intensity are clearly missing. Too bad, because there are great flavors.

    In the mouth I notice that some pepper tickles the tongue, but the whisky with its 46% alcohol content is not really strong. Here, too, there is a little lack of fullness and intensity, but the peppiness is very strong. The citrus fruits are also present in the mouth, but the spiciness now shows who the boss is. The tannins are now becoming more present with toasted notes, wood, leather and a little tobacco. As a result, the balance is now imbalanced. While the whisky on the nose was still relatively harmonious, the fruitiness and sweetness have taken a back seat here too much. Nevertheless, the whisky is not "heavy", but remains a pleasantly light drop for warm summer evenings on the terrace.

    The finish is also dominated by pepper and tannins. A little bit of dryness develops in the mouth, leather and tobacco remain in the aftertaste and the citrus fruits flash again and again, but only have minor supporting roles. A finish that is not necessarily impressive, but rather leaves the mouth unobtrusively.

    A whisky that you can enjoy in the evening in summer when you don't feel like concentrating on the whisky. Because it simply offers too little and is not overall coherent enough. To be tasty, I find it a little too much on the peppery rail. Half the bottle is gone after only 3-4 weeks ... which shows that it was still not a bad buy. With friends, it was a great pleasure on a warm spring evening, and at the same time it didn't strain the wallet too much. I wouldn't buy another bottle.

    I give it 86/100 points.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. AnnEm scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: grassy, oak, vegetable, greasy-fleshy, allspice, slightly moldy, sulphurous; after 20 minutes in the glass comes pear fruitiness, it becomes more lovely

    Mouth: pear, sour and fresh, cellar, nougat

    Finish: quite snappy; Ginger note, floral-grassy, somewhat short-lived

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The continuation of the taste, soft and delicate with an increased influence of leather goods, polish, some average manufactured goods, machine oil, sweet creamy and confectionery motifs, caramel.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, floral-fruity notes, wood, mineral tones - drying plaster, chalk, stone chips; lemon zest, nougat, nuts, cocoa.
    • Taste
      Soft, buttery, creamy-sweet with tart-oak counterpoint, dry herbs, bitter young bark, leather goods.
    • Finish
      The continuation of the taste, soft and delicate with an increased influence of leather goods, polish, some average manufactured goods, machine oil, sweet creamy and confectionery motifs, caramel.

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful pears / forest dram, only the short finish a bit disappointing.
    • Nose
      Fresh, grassy, ​​floral, apple juice, cider, hay, gentle oak, lavender, pear
    • Taste
      Crispy but delicious oak, but first pear in front, old apple rings, moss, nettle melon, forest, resin, very round and pleasant despite clear oak
    • Finish
      Pear with resin and honey, rather short

  6. Holder scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    very pleasantly flowery and fruity in the nose as well as in the taste, rarely a bottle was empty so fast. That makes you curious about more of Dailuaine.

  7. Opeth83 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. wbarchive_104650 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. wbarchive_104650 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A nice pleasant whisky. For the price (currently around 59 €) is very nice. The nose is great. Taste and finish fall off a bit off.
    • Nose
      Apple juice, bright fruits (lemon, lime), honey, it smells nice of spring and freshly cut grass. The alcohol is very well integrated.
    • Taste
      sweet vanilla and again apples
    • Finish
      rather short, lemon and a very small amount of wood, again sweet

  10. Cartman scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Spring whisky, very ethereal and fine.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, deadnettle, chickweed, vinous notes such as Riesling, clover, marshmallows, oatmeal cookies, apples, whitecurrants, lemon drops
    • Taste
      sweet, fruity white wine, porridge, acacia honey, quince jelly, light wood (maybe the eponymous birch), biscuits, apples (specifically: Finkenwerder Prinzenapfel)
    • Finish
      Departure: rather short, sweet, rhubarb and apple compote,

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