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Overall rating
87.26/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
Berrys' Own Selection
Vintage
1974
Bottled
2005
Casknumber
B111/2
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 May 2009 6:14 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 104,99

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22 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dailuaine 1974 BR

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.26 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    There's an intense, powerful and probably outstanding whisky in here somewhere, but it has been tamed.
    • Nose
      Somewhat musty with sweet applesauce, apple peel and cinnamon to kick things off, accompanied by some peaches and apricots, but also galia melon. Hints of nougat as well, with a touch of mocha and marzipan.
    • Taste
      Bitter notes of oak shavings and lemon peel, followed by thick apple sauce and burlap, as well as a whiff of spiciness, mainly cloves and a touch of pepper. Nice balance and decent body.
    • Finish
      Lingering oak and spices. A tad bitter again.

  2. recursiewhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    For such an old whisky it has quite a light feel to it. It needs some time in your glass to open up as at the start the stale/musty tones seem to dominate at the nose. But after some time the fruity side starts to dominate. The age of this dram is well detectable with the waxy and rounded tones on the nose. but it also lacks depth and oomph
    All in all a pleasant but light weight Dailuaine.
    • Nose
      A musty, sweet, spicy and elegant whisky with aromas of subtle oak, cedarwood, hay, damp cellar, pear, honey, apple, ginger, white pepper, fennel seeds, mint tea, grapes, berry jam, floral tones, hint of soap, grass, green tea, wax, orange peels, grapefruit juice, marzipan, nutty tones (hazelnut, walnut?) and more subtle oak.
    • Taste
      A floral, sweet and spicy whisky with aromas hay, grass, floral tones, pepper, chili, metallic tones, apple peels, unripe pear, honey, ginger, hint of tannins, grape seeds, cedarwood, fennel seeds, olive oil, citrus (lime zest, candied lemon), cinnamon, a subtle soap tone and subtle oak.
    • Finish
      A long, sweet and slightly drying finish with aromas of honey, white pepper, fresh fruits, ginger hint of tannins, cinnamon, subtle walnut and creamy oak.

  3. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Well that was a bit of a let down. Nice and special dram, certainly. It has everything in it to be a excellent dram, but it never exceeds 'great'.
    • Nose
      Nose immediately gives away we're dealing with a 30+ yo whisky. A speysider is also a safe bet. Well, I'm not blind tasting here, so we'll leave the guessing here. As sais, it's an old nose, lots of oak, but certainly not overwhelming. Nice ripe white/tropical fruit flavours as well (mango, melon, a touch of lemon). All in a nice waxy coat. But... It's just so light. Beautiful aromas in the nose, but just so watery. Nose doesn't develop eithe. That a real shame.
    • Taste
      More wood, more citrus, more wax, more... water. I'm sorry, but also in the mouth it's really light.
    • Finish
      Nice woody flavours, but unfortunately they won't stay long in your mouth.

  4. Sonett scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Adding water brings a hint of green apples and bread in the nose and takes down the intensity in the taste
    • Nose
      Earthy tones in combination with hay, flowers, honey and herbs
    • Taste
      Herbs, spices and something like old dried dusty hay
    • Finish
      Long and spicy

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