Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Sherry, Sherry Baby!
Stated Age
09 years old
1st Fill Ex-Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
58.7 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
05 Nov 2016 9:01 am by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 53,68

4 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dailuaine 2006 SMWS 41.83

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.94 points

  1. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Dailuaine is a rather under appreciated distillery... The spirit is thick and heavy which might turn people away; but with the right casks... it's a fantastic dram. Is this the right cask?
    • Nose
      86 86
      Wow, Sherry Baby is right... there's so much Sherry here it's almost hard to find the spirit. Within a few minutes though it slinks in, heavy like oil paint and thick. Industrial, not in a bad way, but rather fruity industrial.... like if you tossed a case of jam into a gallon of motor oil. Intense sherry fruits, dried jam and spice cake... when you add water almond cookies, fig newtons and fresh motor oil come out. Hints of mint and over ripe strawberry washes in.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Whoa! This is where the modern vernacular comes in; the Sherry is sort of one note, dried red fruit and spice cake with little else to back it up. The spirit doesn't separate here but rather is the backup. Thick heat and big body build with the sherry to make dragon fruit, quince jam, pork scratchings and rich figs. This is a real surprise as the nose leads very little into this for me... as it opens and with the aid of some water it becomes bigger. More of everything, more sherry (but toned down), more malt, more oak and more spices. Old oak boards, camphor, and sour cherries.
    • Finish
      85 85
      God I wish this was longer. It's so heavy and intense that, although the whisky fizzles out... that Sherry and oily malted oak seems to linger on your palate for a while. Hearthstones and roasted pork skin meets camphor and dry cask char. It's a big one! Water does shorten it a bit though and separates the spirit form the Sherry... but it's still delicious.

  2. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A young and modern dram. It's oaky and sherried, but not overpowering. Apart from the palate, it has a good balance between spirit and maturation. 
    • Nose
      A modern young sherry-matured dram: high in alcohol, woody, and sherried (here it's oxidiation of bone dry Oloroso that speaks). Having said that, it's not that monstuous that it totally masks the spirit. First, it's oxidised grape, both dry and wet wood, and raisins that speak. There is also a leafy side (dry tobacco leafs, forest soil) from the maturation. Then, there is plenty of candied ginger and a bit of clove. After that, the powdery, confectionery character of the spirit (icing sugar, candy cherries) shows. 
    • Taste
      Heavy, a tad meaty (leather), dried fruits (raisins, figs), spices (ginger, clove), wood. Less influence of the spirit, but still some apple pastry to be detected.
    • Finish
      Short to moderate, with a better balance between maturation and spirit now. The apple pastry comes out better than on the palate. It is accompanied by the dried fruits, spices, a hint of leather and wood.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Flavourman scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Flavourman scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    Cherie cherie lady, the theme off "Modern talking"
    Schitterende dailuane
    • Nose
      Bloedappelsientjes, donkere chocolade.
      Vleugje gember gevolgd door wat roze peper.
    • Taste
      Gekonfijte Appelcompote verrijk met dadeltjes.
      Lichte kaneelspoortjes, orangesnoepjes
    • Finish
      Warme body

  6. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:Looking at the colour, noting the age and nosing it this one could not hide its provenance. Aromas of powdered ginger, ground cloves and cinnamon mixed with blood orange segments, dark sour Morello cherries and bacon frazzles making this quite an experience. Just wait until you’ve tried it! Full-bodied with plenty to tell; wood spices, tart apples and plenty of sour cherries, but at the same time dark bitter chocolate notes. Diluted, spicier with slightly herbal aromas appeared as well as honey like syrup from sun drenched figs and on the palate, goat cheese blended with mascarpone, roast beetroot and walnuts.

    DRINKING TIP: Is it ‘Sherry o’ clock’ yet?


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