Dailuaine 1996 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Stated Age
21 years old
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
22 mar 2017 5:23 pm by ted.striker

Average value

€ 105.20

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Whisky Reviews for Dailuaine 1996 CA

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.60 points

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A mature, delicious single malt;

    [Color] bright white wine;
    • Nose
      fresh, floral, sweet (honey), distinct vanilla, pears, green apples;
    • Taste
      soft onset, lots of volume, fudge, caramel and vanilla, full-bodied, herbs, increasingly spicy;
    • Finish
      medium length, sweet and malty finish; in the finish oak;

  2. Hirschhof scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    I like it for its sheer simplicity. It sure is a shy cask and the result is a clean and typical Dailuaine. Subtle tobacco and smoke within the vanilla and syrup. It is definitely not very complex, still very good and so Dailuainish! 

  3. Malthead19 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    - Color: light white wine, straw (OFS / NKG)
    => very bright for 21 years
    but it doesn't have to be bad
    (rather like that than cheating and coloring!) ;-)
    - a very nice combination of sweetness, fruit, oak and spice
    - Despite the 21 years of age, he unfortunately still has a somewhat (for me) dominant oak or spice, which remains very dominant at the back
    - at 70 € for a 21 year old single malt a great whisky and a really fair price / performance
    - Here you get an honest, strong single malt that is perhaps a below-average 21 year old whisky, but for the above price represents a really well-matured bourbon barrel storage and offers more than some NAS bottlings from well-known stills in the same price segment
    • Nose
      Freshness, sweetness, a lot of vanilla, fruity (green apple)
    • Taste
      mildly sweet start, becoming significantly stronger, toffee, vanilla, fudge, a lot of volume, spice is very dominant at the end
    • Finish
      medium-long, strong finish,
      long sweetish and at the same time powerfully spicy aftertaste

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Great nose then boredom pure :)
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. kot1803 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  6. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Quite, very strange. Did I have a Fehlsample or vllt. what was in the glass or sample? Had very unpleasant notes (and few).
    • Nose
      Decay in the nose, very own aroma if you can call it that, something of coconut, liquorice, stall, modder
    • Taste
      The liquorice again, quite bitter, a rotten bounty, dark chocolate and strangely spicy oak, I think that's no more
    • Finish
      Medium long, bitter, a little bit dry, malt, oak


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