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Overall rating
87.50/100
votes
2
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cooper's Choice (CC)
Vintage
1981
Bottled
1997
Stated Age
16 years old
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 May 2009 9:33 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 66.00

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Whisky Reviews for Dailuaine 1981 CC

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.50 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2017]  I bought this bottle for 33 Euro in June, 2004.  As most official Dailuaine releases are heavily sherried this bottling is good to explore the unmasked distillery character of Dailuaine.

    The colour is yellow gold and the texture shows slow legs and fat tears (exactly the heavy oiliness Dailuaine is famous for - and a preferred malt by most blenders).  The nose is on a nutty and turpentine profile with some nice fruits lurking in the background.  I like it.  The mouthfeel is warming and a little bitter (tannins).  This slight bitterness stays throughout the taste into the finish and is somewhat distracting (bourbon lovers might see this differently).  The taste itself is sugary sweet with not that many additional flavours as is the finish.  A slight dryness (cardboardy) in the aftertaste.  Some water takes out most of the bitter moments and improve the taste but (surprisingly) flatten the nose.  So nose it neat and drink it reduced.

    An okayish dram but you better explore the unmasked Dailuaine profile on this one https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/18206/dailuaine-1980-mcc...
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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