Dailuaine was founded in 1851 in the Speyside region ( and have been there since that time ) and was the first distillery to feature a pagoda roof for its malt kiln, a successful design that rapidly was adopted by other distilleries.
Quite interesting, but is it the whisky good? Well, this whisky has been bottled by Douglas Laing ( it is hard to get a whisky that I don’t like from them… but still possible ) and it is part of their Director’s Cut range, a batch of whiskies from chosen casks and bottled at cask strength without chill filtration or anything added but single malt whisky.
“Fantastic! Dry floral awesome single malt! Excellent work”
This bottle is part of the Douglas Laing Director's Cut range
This dram has a gold-like color.
Nose (92): average. honey, flowers, spices, vanilla, citrus. Fantastic nose.
Palate (91): dry, powerful, oily. honey, wood, eucalyptus, spices, pepper, vanilla.
Finish (91): longer than average. eucalyptus, flowers.So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Dailuaine 40 Year Old Director's Cut with 91 points over 100.
Highly recommended. If you see it and you can afford this malt you will get a very rewarding experience.