Pronounced dal-u-ayn, many visitors to Speyside would be blissfully ingnorant of the existence of this gem, a mile off the main Aberlour to Grantown road. The undoubted beauty was not the reason the site was chosen -
good quality water from the Ballieumullich Burn, the local supply of barley and the proximity to the Speyside Railway Line are more likely reasons. Dailuaine has seen several significant changes, it replaced its floor maltings with Saladin
Boxes (no longer in use), a dark grains plant was commissioned to process pot ale and draff into a high protein cattle feed. The splendid granite double-storey dunnage cask warehouse lies empty, as all new make spirit is tankered away to be filled into casks at a central warehousing complex.
Colour: Dark gold.
:Nose: Fresh, malty and Sherried. A fruitiness reminiscent of red berries and a slight note of vanilla.
Palate: Spicy and sweet (toffee). Notes of aniseed and a bitterness (dark chocolate).
:Nose: Still fresh with a hint of vanilla. A more pronounced citrus fruitiness is now present (lemonade).
Palate: Mouth warming and creamy. A slight spiciness - black pepper and liquorice notes.
Finish: Medium to long.
Cask Type(s): Refill Sherry casks.
Whisky Style: Light Speysider.
||Gordon & Macphail