Overall rating
82.96/100
votes
56
Whiskybase ID
WB95181
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
The Lost Distillery Company (TLDC)
Bottling serie
Classic Selection
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
0610370681015
Added on
17 apr 2017 8:31 pm by John Barleycorn

Average value

€ 55.26

5 × in wishlist

56 × member ratings

86 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Dalaruan NAS TLDC

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.96 points.

  1. Drum scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A very nice nose, but unfortunately it fades a lot in the mouth and almost gets lost in boredom. The finish is a little more pleasant.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Deep sherry notes, PX, musty and heavy sweetness, turnip greens and syrup.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Thin, sherry, sweet and spicy. Slightly flat, oak and a bit harsh.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Sherry, PX, some spiciness, initially a pleasant tingle, which unfortunately develops into a slight burning sensation on the tongue. The mouthfeel is dry and there is some oak at the end.

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  3. WhiskyShaman scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    The nose has a definite swarthy funk to it and the savoury waxiness is quite appealing. Later on it reveals a generous level of smoke, but here, there's only a hint of barnyard in the mix, with the sherry imparting some rum raisin and the Rum leaving sugar cane. Beneath all of that there's also a subdued florality of heady blossom.

    Didn't get much smoke in the palate either. It has an unexpectedly basic approach of simple syrup. This does develop, bringing in delicate white peach, some unidentifiable red berriness and soft caramel.

    There's a little spice on the palate/finish boundary, but it only gets a moment's focus before the smoke takes over most of the rest of the experience.

    I didn't find the smoke farmy at all here, instead it's much more like charcoal with an oily maritime persona that dominates the tail. It does gain some depth and support from some dryish Sherry, pepper and caramel that really works with the salinity and might be my favourite thing about this whisky.

    I don't usually get a lot of salt in my tasting notes, but honestly, I couldn't get away from it here, which was no bad thing.

    This was a decent dram but quite lopsided.

    The palate is too demure in comparison to the smoke in the end, as it basically erases everything that came before.

    Nothing unpleasant though and very easy to drink.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Funky, savoury, beeswax, malt, glazed pastry, figs, dates, sugar cane, little farmyard, orchard blossom, rum raisin.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Simple syrup, diluted stone fruit cordial,Grenadine, powdered ginger, cinnamon, caramel
    • Finish
      78 78
      Smoking driftwood, tannins, salted caramel, grey pepper

  4. robbert88 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      savory, salty, brine, warm sherry, smoky apple pie, forest, alcohol, peach, apricot, later more fruit.
    • Taste
      85 85
      peat, ash, campfire, some metal, old oil, apples, sweet sherry, thick syrupy mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      83 83
      bitter. Dry, medium length. Some ashes and and a extinguished fire.

  5. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. bankimate scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The nose is a nice change with the spiciness, on the palate then too weak, uninspired, boring.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Spicy, pine needles, tree sap, subtle smoke, alcohol cools the nose. Vanilla works out. With malt, apricot,
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet, slightly smoky, light fruits, vanilla, alcohol well integrated,
    • Finish
      83 83
      Too short and too weak finish with coffee, sweetness and some wood and finally some salted nuts

  8. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 86 points Super Administrator

    Quick hit review.

    Savory, briny and mineral nose with a touch of sour dough and hot spices. On the palate, decent complexity of low peat with dry and fruity flavors. Campbeltown par excellence. It's slightly hot around the edges, but I like the funky/dirty notes reminding me of Springbank. This is very solid quality, probably even the best of the range!

    RATING: 3.9/5.0 stars ≙ 86 pts → FIRST-CLASS [-]

  9. Squinugie scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. sarthur71 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  11. Arquebus scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: first off - big wallop of caramel, then smoke. Let it settle and it becomes more balanced and savoury . Fruitiness emerges, plasticine, touch of sherry, great balance of smokey notes - quite a unique experience. I would guess that peated Glen Scotia Is in this blend - I’m reminded of cheap Bowmore for the other ‘half’ eg Bowmore Select.... Give this time and it’s got quite a playful smokey nose, just restrained enough to be able to pull out deep baked paper on a Christmas cake, without becoming too dominated by the phenols... aged balsamic, a sprinkle of caraway seeds?... The whole actually works very well once you get past the initial smoked caramel combo.

    Taste: good balance sweet/ dry with subtle bitterness - the sweeter aspects carry through - then a touch of heat and a slightly premature finish? A couple of drops of water opens up the complexity. Definitely a very competent blended whisky with a Campbeltown feel about it and worth a try if you enjoy more restrained peated whiskies.

  12. Georges scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoky, fruity (pears, pineapple), spirity, plastics
    • Taste
      Sweet, oily, creamy, fruity (apples, lemons), spicy (cinnamon, ginger), mineral notes
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet, spicy, fruity

  13. Sandman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoke, raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, chocolate, little sea salt, honey and bitter orange.
    • Taste
      Smoke, grapefruit, sea salt, chocolate, blackberries, blueberries, bitter, malted barley and herbs.
    • Finish
      Medium, dry, bitter, pepper and forest fruits.

  14. KeesV scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  15. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]  I had this dram during a walk through Campbeltown to visit all the lost distillery sites (among them Dalaruan distillery that was active from 1824 to 1922).  In this bottling series TLDC tries to recapture how these whiskies once tasted - which is of course highly speculative.  Nevertheless worth a try...

    The nose is on a modern sherry profile (that for sure is not authentic) with hints of smoke.  The mouthfeel is soft with some hot moments.  Significantly more peat on the palate that combines nicely with the sherry-induced chocolatey flavours.  The finish is of medium length and fairly sweet.

    A nice marketing idea that obviously no one can prove wrong (the same way no one can proof it is right) that at least is easy to sip.  All the rest is left to your Imagination...
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

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