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Dallas Dhu 1982 UD

Overall rating
92.48/100
votes
89
Whiskybase ID
WB9361
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
UD - bottler (UD)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Vintage
1982
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
24 years old
Casknumber
3739
Number of bottles
590
Strength
56.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Historic Scotland
Added on
05 Jul 2009 11:10 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1080.05

50 × in wishlist

89 × member ratings

104 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dallas Dhu 1982 UD

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.48 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Best sherried Scotch whisky 1936 vintage onwards, 75 whiskies tasted.

    This whisky was 12th ,out of 75

    Whisky Heaven 96 points average.

    1) Glen Cawdor 1964/1983 43%Duthies for Samaroli 95/96/96 - 96

    Gold Medal Drams 95 Points average

    2) Caperdonich 1966 32 year cask 134 53.1% Signatory 95/95/95 - 95
    *3) Glen Avon 1974 sherry cask 59.9% G&M 94/95/95 - 95
    4) Inchgower 1975 25 year 49.7% cask 9176 Kingsbury 94/95/95 - 95
    5) Strathisla 1967/1986 57% Duthies for Samaroli 94/95/95- 95
    6) Glengoyne 1972 40 year 55.5% Mos 1244 Diamonds 96/95/94 - 95
    7) Inchgower 1965 39 year cask 5423 48.1% Jack Wiebers 95/94/95 – 95
    *8) Macallan 1952 15 year 80 proof Rinaldi Import* 85/96/94 – 92
    But 95 for palate & finish average.
    Note
    The Macallan 1952 probably would have come 2nd if the nose had scored similar to the palate and finish, it would be unfair to push it any further down the pecking order and it was, along with the Glen Cawdor 1964 the only whisky I gave a 96p for the palate. It is where it is because the nose let it down and had a burnt off note I did not like but the taste was lovely.

    Silver Medal Drams 94 Points average

    9) Tobermory 1972 23 year 50% MI De Viris Illlustribus 94/95/94 - 94
    10) Glenfarclas 105 40 year 60%OB 94/95/94 – 94
    11) Glen Mhor 30 year Bar Metro 60.1% 94/95/94 – 94
    *12) Dallas Dhu 1982 24 year cask 3739 OB 93/95/94 - 94
    13) Springbank 35 year 46% Millenium OB 93/95/94 - 94
    14) Macallan 1939 70 proof GM OB 93/95/94 - 94
    15) Glenglassaugh 1972 38 year cask 2891 59.1% ob 94/94/95 - 94 19247
    16) Tobermory 1972 OB purple label 32 year 49.5% 94/95/93 – 94
    17) Longmorn 1968 SMWS 7.27 53.8% 93/94/95 - 94
    18) Aberfeldy 19yr manager’s dram 1991 61.3% 94/94/94 - 94
    19) Balblair 1966 38 year 44% ob 94/94/94 - 94
    20) Speyburn 1975 cask 3413 55.4%OB 94/94/94 - 94 41085
    21) Glen Avon 15 year 57% Avonside whisky 93/94/94 – 94
    22) Glen Grant 1964 50 year cask 4462 gm 93/94/94 - 94
    23) Glenlossie 1972 17 year 57.7% Sestante 93/94/94 – 94
    24) Tamnavulin 35 year Forrester cask 3087 52.6% OB 93/94/94 - 94
    25) Blair Athol 21 year moon import the cars 93/94/94 - 94
    26) Talisker 1981 20 year 62% 93/94/94 - 94
    27 )Longmorn 1972 33 year laird bottling 43.7% 93/94/94 -94
    28) Mortlach 14 year 57% sestante 95/93/94 - 94

    Bronze Medal Drams 93 Points average

    29) Balmenach 14 year 1971 57.5% ob sestante 93/94/93 - 93
    30) Glenugie 1967 59.5% sherry wood Sestante 92/94/93 - 93
    31) Talisker 1957 57% GM black label 92/93/94 - 93
    32) Glenfarclas 21 year unblended 51.5% Edward Giaccone 93/94/92 – 93
    33) Jura 1966 30 year 51.6% cask 1868 Signatory 92/93/94 - 93
    34) springbank 1966 58.1% cask 443 LB 95/93/92 - 93
    35) Highland Park 1973 34 year OB cask 6384 46.5% 92/93/93 - 93
    36) Tamdhu 1962 44 year 43% GM 92/93/93 - 93
    37) Millburn 1967 34 year omc 50% 93/92/94 - 93
    38) Laphroaig 1998 20 year cask 700296 54.6 WM 94/92/93 93
    39) Glenrothes 1947 28 year 43% ferrarato OB 94/93/91- 93
    40) Strathisla 1963 48 year 51.8% cask 576 GM 94/92/92 – 93

    92 points average

    41) Talisker 1955 50 year Secret Stills GM 91/93/92 - 92
    42) Bunna 1968 34 year 43.5% OB 93/93/91 – 92
    43) Glengoyne 1969/98 cask 3525 51.6% OB 93/93/91 - 92
    44) Glenlochy 1965 32 year cask 1528 47.9% 92/92/93 - 92
    45) Tomintoul 1966 44 year cask 5261 49.1% JW 93/92/92 - 92
    46) Caperdonich 1972 39 year cask 52.8% TWA 91/92/93 - 92
    47) Pride of Strathspey 1939 43 year gm (Macallan) 95/92/90 - 92
    48) Macallan 1958/59 25 year Anniversary OB 94/92/91 - 92
    49) Glenlossie 1938 43 years 40% GM 93/92/91 - 92
    50) Glenrothes 1966 36 year 51.8% cask 1438 OB 94/91/91 – 92
    51) Avonside 1938 39 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 94/92/90 - 92

    91 points average

    52) Miltonduff 1966 22 year Pluscarden Valley 58.4% 88/93/93 - 91
    53) Avonside 1938 33 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 89/93/92 - 91
    54) Glendronach 1972 cask 706 43 year 51.1% 90/92/92 – 91
    55) Glenfarclas 1964 40 year NC 1578 Recheirich 91/92/91 - 91
    56) Strathisla Decanter, Milton Distillery, William Longmire 90/92/91 - 91
    (Very rare whisky, early 1950`s peated Strathisla)
    57) Longmorn 1972 37 year 51.3% TWA 92/91/91 -91
    58) Highland Park 1960 dumpy 17 year 43% OB Ferraretto 92/91/90 - 91
    59) Glenrothes 1972 29 year Restricted Release 43% OB 90/91/91 - 91
    60) Aberlour 1964 25 year 43% OB 93/90/91 – 91
    61) Bowmore 1956 43% OB, pure islay malt seagull label 94/90/88 – 91
    62) Macphail’s 1938 Dram Taker’s 40% GM 92/92/89 – 91
    63) Bowmore 1970 34 year cask 4689 56.6% 92/91/89 – 91

    90 points average

    64) Old Speyside 1966 40 year 45.6% Taste Still 87/92/91 - 90
    65) Strathisla 1937 37 year 40% 70 proof GM 90/91/89 – 90
    66) Highland Park dumpy 19 year 43% OB Ferraretto Imp 91/90/89 – 90
    67) Benriach 1984 28 year 50.2% cask 1050 OB 89/89/91 - 90

    89 points average & under

    68) Auchentoshan 1970 21 year 43% ob, sherry 93/87/88 - 89
    69) Longmorn 1972 39 year 45% LMDW 93/88/87 - 89
    70) Macallan 1962 25 year anniversary OB 43% 89/88/88 - 88
    71) Glen Grant 1936 decanter 50 year gm 85/89/88 - 87
    72) Ben Nevis 1967 41 year, cask 1281 49.4% 87/85/91 – 87
    73) Glen Grant 1953 58 year 47.9% GM 85/83/82 – 83
    74) Glenlossie 1975 44 year cask 2907 GM 86/65/70 – 73

    Tried right at the end Bonus Dram Daftmill cask 029/2009 sherry 61.1%
    91-92 points average

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Dallas Dhu is one of the overlooked closed distilleries, but i really like it, and this could share top billing with just about any sherried whisky, at 56.3% water is not needed, find it, try it.
    • Nose
      93 93
      An unexpectedly fragile but elegant nose is my first impression.
      A fruity, meaty sherry, with some peat and garage workshop notes of oil and petrol, not much but it is there.
      I wonder if this is one of those dusty old sherries?
    • Taste
      95 95
      A potent creamy sherry with some peat and yes it is rather mineral and just a little dirty, i like it.
      it gets sweeter as you go on and lots of juicy berry notes, sweet pastries.
      Great balance, top drawer stuff
    • Finish
      94 94
      Lovely sweet finish, hints of peat, so juicy.

  3. vlad78 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    This is the second time I've tried this whisky and I must say that I like it more now than the first time. Very good sherry profile.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Dense, slightly varnished, sharp from this. Dry and sweet, with notes of prunes, dates and raisins. Old leather and the paint with which it was painted. With a drop of water, the sweetness becomes more.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Sweet and very sharp because of the high degree. Varnish, a little paint and industrial tones, dense and multi-layered. With a drop of water, it becomes less aggressive and sweet.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long sweet, turning into astringent a little sharp.

  4. krupoder scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Receiving such a cast, the taster bears a great responsibility and the burden of authoritative assessments of whisky enthusiasts)))
    1) Aroma: complete lack of alcoholism, dessert notes of sherry, sweetness echoes bitterness, freshly cut grass, hay, a little anise, crème brulee, ice cream in a waffle cup.
    2) Taste: a logical continuation of the aroma, grandmother's compote and dried fruits mixed with stewed fruits when cooking jam, a very pleasant balance of sweet, but without bruising with a slight bitterness, stewed vegetables open further, a mix of carrots with cauliflower under sour cream sauce, the taste palette is growing and leads us to an elite coffee shop serving chocolate cakes with cognac and a cup of espresso.
    3) Aftertaste: light, pleasant, medium duration, dessert with an unobtrusive bitterness.
    The balance is excellent, harmoniously linked aroma, taste and aftertaste into a single composition whose name is DD 24
    Ahead is the second dram))
    Total: 91

  5. Johannes de Silentio scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Color: Ruby-tinged Amber

    Nose: Glorious. This is precisely what I look for out of a well-aged (although not ancient) malt from a sherry cask. A really impressive interplay of savory and sweet; the balance is phenomenal. I wouldn't say there's any big rancio, but it's trending in that direction, I suppose. There's plum sauce, dried mushrooms, and some spice.

    Taste: It continues. Not much heat at over 56% ABV. Rich, coating mouthfeel. The malt is still having its say despite the obvious sherry influence. The savory element is less on display here, but despite skewing towards darker fruit, it's not at all cloying. I don't think it swims particularly well, though.

    Finish: Darkly sweet and spicy.

    Comments: My first and only Dallas Dhu thus far. This was one where I saw it was rated the best on this site and was usually available for a decent enough price on auction. After a few go rounds, I snagged it. Given all that, I can't speak to whether this is a good representative of the make or anything like that. What I can say is it's an absolutely excellent sherry-matured dram. If this is at all representative of the make (which seems foolish to assume given it is the highest-rated bottling), then it's such a shame the distillery lays silent as a museum at the moment. The nose undiluted had me thinking it might go in the 93 range, but the palate, especially with water, brought me back down to a 92. We're still flying very high, as Serge would say.

  6. StanM scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    This is the best Dallas Dhu whisky!

  7. Gusto scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Nice, old sherry. Dense aroma (aroma density 95 points), which is also produced without excessive sweetness.
    Long finish, the oil stays really long on the tongue.

  8. el Gato scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. el Gato scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very elegant and meaty Dhu. Very enjoyable
    • Nose
      Sherrry! Dades, prunes, Chocolate. Cherries. Cinnamon. Marzipane. Pine? Apricots, Christmas cake. Plums. Some Wood. Jammy now
    • Taste
      Glue-y mouthfeel, really thick. Nutty.Soft spices. Oranges. The dried fruits of course. Minty. Apricots. Jam. 
    • Finish
      Dry and clean finish. Long With some woody tannins. Marzipane. Soft spices. Orange. Just a tiny, tiny hint of sourness. 

  10. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A great sherry on the dry side. Especially liked its elegant nose.
    • Nose
      A bit restrained but elegant sherry nose. Leather, caramel, spices. Let's it breathe. Some floral notes, rubber and nuts and finally plums.
    • Taste
      Round, continuity of the nose. Orange, roasted nuts. Drying.
    • Finish
      Long, nutty, drying.

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