Overall rating
Blended Malt
The Lost Distillery Company (TLDC)
Bottling serie
Classic Selection
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Apr 2017 8:31 pm by John Barleycorn

Average value

€ 48.83

5 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dalaruan NAS TLDC

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.44 points

  1. 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

  2. sarthur71 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. KeesV scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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


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