Fantastic Cask Strength Speyside gets rave review

Posted on March 29, 2014 by Jack Cummins

Just found a new review of one of our whiskies. Its a Dailauine, a Speysider owned by Diageo and a key component of the Johnny Walker blends.

Here it is in all it Cask Strength majesty, with no chill filtration and no added colour. Its got an 85 point review from Serve Valentin. Yours from for HKD 1551 - not bad for a highly rated whisky bottled at 61.3%

From Serge Valentin's Whiskyfun:
Dailuaine 13 yo 2000/2013 (61.3%, James MacArthur, Old Masters, bourbon, cask #82) Four stars

Colour: very pale white wine.
Nose: James MacArthur like fully spirit-driven whiskies, and this baby’s a good example. No traces of oak, no vanilla either, only a combination of all things mineral (gravel, sand, flints) with tons of cut grass and a little sulphur. We’re not talking burnt sulphur or H2S, this is ‘good’ sulphur. With water: perfect barley and farmyard. After a heavy shower!
Mouth (neat): a massive creaminess and litres of barley syrup, maple syrup and acacia honey, with touches of lemon in the background that keep it zesty. It’s simple, but it’s great. Even the high strength doesn’t make it any less drinkable. With water: it’s liquid honey. Or barley liqueur.
Finish: plain barley liqueur indeed.
Comments: I enjoy it when the barley kept control, especially when the whisky’s not beery at all. Pure barley liqueur indeed. SGP:531 - 85 points.