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Dailuaine Distillery

Region: Highlands
District: Speyside

Dailuaine Distillery was founded in 1851 (or 1852 depending on your information source) by a farmer by the name of William Mackenzie. Dailuaine single malt, pronounced "Dall-yew-an," which is Gaelic for "the green vale (valley)," is very difficult to find. The distillery is located in a scenic area situated between the Spey River and the Ben Rinnes Mountains. Dailuaine was soon to come under the direction of Mackenzie's son who had founded the Imperial Distillery. A merger with Talisker Distillery transpired to form Dailuaine-Talisker Distilleries Ltd. Major fire damage in 1917 necessitated rebuilding the Dailuaine. Another major fire in 1959 resulted in another major reconstruction project in which the distilling capacity was increased from four to six stills. The land that once supported railway tracks that served the Dailuaine Distillery complex so well and transported visitors to the area is now preserved for hikers and is called the Speyside Way. Dailuaine has been a component of the Johnnie Walker blended whiskies for some time. Except for some independent bottlings, the only single malts officially issued were limited bottlings released in 1988 or 1989.

16 year old

Proof 86
Color Deep, bronze-like amber
Nose Full. Plenty of sherry but not sweet.
Body Full. Quite smooth.
Palate Obvious sherry overtones. Some malty and nutty notes and a hint of oak.
Finish Long and lingering and warm. Very smooth with a hint of peat

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