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
of sherry but not sweet.
||Full. Quite smooth.
overtones. Some malty and nutty notes and a hint of oak.
||Long and lingering
and warm. Very smooth with a hint of peat