Many of the bottlings in Single Malts of Scotland have received awards and critical acclaim and with years of experience in selecting casks, you can be sure that the whiskies that are bottled are of the highest quality. With aged casks such as these becoming increasingly difficult to find, each Whisky can be considered unlikely ever to be repeated. Each bottling is one of a limited number, making them perfect for a special gift or the chance to try something truly unique.
This Single Malts of Scotland Reserve Casks bottling is a 10-year-old Dailuaine single malt. It was matured for over a decade in a combination of six hogsheads and one barrel, which were filled between 2006 and 2011. The aroma evoques a scent of honeydew melon and warm buttered toast with a generous honey drizzle. The palate is rich and flavorful, offering juicy pear, lemon peel, vanilla cream, honey-roasted cashews, and zesty lemon sherbet, with a pleasant almond finish that lingers on the tongue.
Dailuaine is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery located in the Speyside region of Scotland. The distillery was founded in 1852 by William Mackenzie, and is known for producing a medium-bodied, fruity single malt with a slightly smoky character. Dailuaine has a relatively small capacity and is used mainly for blending purposes by its current owner, drinks giant Diageo.
Dailuaine's water source is the Bailliemullich Burn, which runs through the grounds of the distillery. The malted barley used in the production process is sourced from the Port Ellen maltings on the Isle of Islay. The whisky is typically matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, which contributes to its complex flavor profile.
Dailuaine's whiskies are not widely available as single malts, but they are highly regarded by enthusiasts for their rich, fruity character and notes of spice and smoke. The distillery also produces a significant amount of whisky for blends, including Johnnie Walker and Dewar's.