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Dailuaine 1980

Overall rating
90.22/100
votes
74
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Special Release 2015
Vintage
1980
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
34 years old
Casktype
Refill American Oak Casks
Number of bottles
2952
Strength
50.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Oct 2015 8:08 am by John Barleycorn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 487,18

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Tastingtags

9 Notes

asmazda
Expert Junior asmazda Tasting note
07 Apr 2018 1:09 am
asmazda gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Honey and flowers, yellow plums, and then wax and citrus.  Burns the nose, which I found a little surprising considering.

Taste

Peppery and hot initially.  The only fruit I'm getting is lime.  The waxes from the nose are quite evident, and then eucalyptus drops.  

Finish

Medium, dry, spicy, leather.

Comments

This is a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of a dram.  The nose is old sweetness while the palette is very feisty.  Was way more savory than I was expecting... if you're in the mood then it's good.

Sonett
Connoisseur Sonett Review note
13 Dec 2017 7:38 pm
Sonett gave this whisky 87 points

Fruity oak, rather simple and lack complexity for its age

Weighted Rate
87
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
83
Price
87
Presentation
87
Sonett
BXpress
Expert Senior BXpress Tasting note
13 Dec 2017 6:56 pm
BXpress gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Barley field, lots of citrus, hint of wax. It's very fresh in a way and just slightly sharp. Mirabelles, yellow plums. Hint of dry meat. Dry grass. Quite a theme with this one. Solid nose but not exceptional.

Taste

Very dusty and waxy arrival with a meaty undertone. Much like lamb actually. Interesting note. Big spicy attack in mid palate, probably the oak but nothing offensive. Slightly leathery and some damp/musty/mouldy stuff going on in the background. This whisky is intense without ever being over the top about it, plus this is quite an interesting take on unsexiness. There is absolutely nothing sweet about the palate(which i love right now). Turns a tiny bit hot towards the end but it can be ignored.

Finish

Medium to long. Dry, spicy. The after taste lingers for quite a while with a thick vanilla/citrus note.

Comments

sample.

You gotta try this and i need to check out more freaking Dailuaines. Almost a minor legend. The slightly unexceptional nose and that tiniest hint of heat drag it down to a shameful 92.

ASWhisky
Connoisseur ASWhisky Tasting note
21 Jan 2017 10:11 pm
ASWhisky gave this whisky 94 points
Color
Amber
Nose

eine Spur Rauch
ein reifes Kornfeld
zähflüssiger süßer Honig
sehr reifes mürbes Apfelfleisch
ölig samtige fast rauchige Süße, Karamell
sehr intensiv und dicht sind seine Noten

Whisky gereift am Holz - eine klare Kampher Note
das ist mal eine ehrliche Aussage - dieser Whisky

die Nase spielt
sehr gut
immer wieder dieses schöne sonnig warme Getreidefeld um das sich alles dreht
Honig und Vanille
gelbe Eierpflaumen
altes Holz im Honigmantel :)

 

Taste

sehr schöner Antritt
ölig
süß küsst sauer
Prickeln auf Deiner Zunge
trotzdem weich und schmeichelnd
süße Brause
Pralinen-Schokolade
aus dem Rachen eine sanfte Ahnung von Rauch
altes weiches Holz liebkost Deinen Gaumen
so muss Whisky sein, so selbstverständlich


Finish

lang und schmeichelnd
er sagt Dir
mach es wieder

Comments

Nase, Mund und Abgang sind harmonisch und mit Leichtigkeit perfekt

94 von 100 Punkten
Yes, I'm Heaven  
Danke!

Whisky ohne Fast Food Leckeraromen
unforgettable whisky takes you on a journey, gives you new dreams, awakens your forgotten dreams, moves you out of time.....
jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
01 Feb 2016 9:29 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 92 points

'Too good for a bear'



N: Wow, smell that honey  pot, raw, unadulterated runny honey, a touch heathery, heather smoke, gentile barley, soft malt, soft oak. Natural whisky perfection?


T: From grain to mash and then to bourbon oak, theres an exquisite balance and immaculate delivery. Honey Lockett's and barley-oak-infused-lemon carry smiles to the lips.


F: Some paper mache, a touch of clay and hessian sack are detected before yet another release of honey. Stretches out infinitely


C: it's like a David Stewart style whisky, no fuss, no fireworks, only beauty. This was up against some serious hitters [most of Diageo’s 2015 releases], and for me it was the finest of the night. The only fault was into the finish but it concluded as splendidly as it began.



Score an A [92]

KemmieL
Expert Senior KemmieL Note
31 Jan 2016 10:16 am
KemmieL gave this whisky 93 points

Tasted by Ruben at whiskynotes.be 26 jan 2016

Nose: reminded me of some 1972 Caperdonich, in a slightly less warm way. It shares the combination of fruity notes (apricots, yellow plums), waxy notes, honey and polished oak. A little vanilla and almond cream. This one has a more feisty and meaty profile though, with a little smoke, zesty citrus and ginger. Eucalyptus too. Mouth: very rich and creamy, with a slightly tropical fruitiness. Papaya, tangerine. Also plums and a little vanilla cake. Honey. Then some marmalade, light tobacco and chocolate. Pepper and ginger again, as well as some mentholated notes. Finish: long, quite a bit drier and more leathery, with Seville orange and charred oak.

Great whisky. It has some excellent fruity and waxy notes, but in a bulkier, feistier way. An interesting result. Around € 500, a good choice among the more expensive bottles this year.

Score: 91/100

ARDBERG
Connoisseur ARDBERG Note
09 Nov 2015 8:51 am
cavalier66
Expert Senior cavalier66 Note
21 Oct 2015 6:41 pm
cavalier66 gave this whisky 93 points

This one seems to be the first to be going out of stock from the 2015 Special Releases

cavalier66
Expert Senior cavalier66 Note
21 Oct 2015 6:18 pm
cavalier66 gave this whisky 93 points

9.1/10 from Dave Broom


NOSE: Immediate marzipan, some nose prickle and the richness of distillery character with just a hint of smoke. Then come ripe, fat fruits, cooked red plums and a meaty undertow that slowly gives way to a sweet, complex mix of dried citrus peels, angelica flower, hot chocolate.

PALATE: Ripe and rich, with that chocolate note continuing. Shows great balance and maturity. Long, with some tropical fruits, mixed with almond. It slowly builds and becomes more weighty with that meatiness underpinning.

FINISH: Long and fruity.

CONCLUSION: My personal favourite of this year’s releases and, given the market, this is also a fair price. Well worth a look.

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME: A lamb tagine in Marrakesh.

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