Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Classic – Barley meets oak
Stated Age
09 years old
1st Fill Ex-Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
58.2 % Vol.
100 ml 700 ml
Added on
28 Oct 2016 2:35 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 55,10

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Whisky Reviews for Dailuaine 2006 SMWS 41.80

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.88 points

  1. dramspotter scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    All -round package of figs.
    • Nose
    • Taste
      figgy taste
    • Finish
      a bit tannic in the finish, possibly medium

  2. malthead-sven scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    In the nose, the aromas are still really fun, the taste loses significantly diluted depth and the finish is lax. You are not used to this from the SMWS.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, sour cream, cotton candy, bright fruits, vanilla pudding, the 58.2% can not be felt in the nose, light spices, bouillon cubes, then diluted grape must, light balsamic and a little malt
    • Taste
      Peach, Katjes yoghurt gums, but quite rough and spicy, with watery floral
    • Finish
      surprisingly short, there comes a little bit more olive oil, slightly sour

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    nose: intense bitterness of medicinal plant extracts, very tart aromas, tannins, with plenty of time in the glass, delicate fruit notes, some oak, with some water: freshly mown wild meadow with herbs and sap Taste: Bitterness as of bile is above all, light sweetness, a lot of oak, pleasing in the mouth but the alcohol remains clearly with some water, malt, tobacco, Departure is long woody, spicy slightly bitter, and I like the best Conclusion: there are quite delicious notes, only the bitterness is always there and thus the drop is not my case
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      78 78

  4. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I have not had a Dailuaine from the sherry keg so often ... never before. And sherry keg I think not so great .. actually.
    But this is really a fine malt. Strong ... ohja .. spicy ... oh yeah and a bit nasty too. The latter may be due to age. The nose, when sweetened with alcohol, is elegant and harmonious. Very fruity and sweet. And that's exactly what you get on the palate - plus a pinch of spicy oak. Glorious. This is one of those malts where you just bought a bottle and wish you had a second order. Great malt for a really decent price.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Well, where Oloroso is, I am a mystery, understand the SMWS ratios low score here in the base, I'm also not convinced.
    • Nose
      Milk honey, balsamic, cheesy, furniture polish, walnut, alcoholic, of course, undiluted, young oak and barley, strawberry sweetness
    • Taste
      Without water extreme sweetness with piquant spice, sweet woods with honey droplets, cotton candy with chilli powder, glazed bananas in caramel, candy and young, rugged oak edge. With water continues the chillinote, the sweetness continues towards banana with vllt. a touch of yellow plum in the direction of Armagnac, all in alcohol until it stopped. If you let it in the mouth then continue to water heavily, it will be nice honey soft and tastes like honey with barley, is really better then.
    • Finish
      Dry, barley-dry with young oak, medium long but rather by the sharpness

  6. mandragoru scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:The nose represents a classic meeting of barley and oak – complex sweetness (honey and raisin flapjacks, Cheerios, Cadbury’s Whole Nut, chocolate-coated foamy bananas) and pleasant woody notes (new bedroom furniture, polished cedar). If sweetness dominates oak on the nose, the palate reverses this – honey sweetness swells on silky textures, but oak delivers gentle ginger and sweet chilli spice, barrel staves and balsamico. With water, the nose becomes grassy – sunshine on hay bales and boxed breakfast cereal. The reduced palate is deep, penetrating and rewarding, with the bitter-sweet character of balsamic strawberries, marmalade, Jaffa cakes and vitamin C on malt extract.

    DRINKING TIP: To accompany classic films or books.


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