This time presenting Dailuaine 34 Year Old! A limited edition, natural cask strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky from Dailuaine, an active distillery on Speyside. Distilled in 1980, this is the oldest Dailuaine ever bottled. Only the fourth new official bottling and the first for six years, this is an outstanding and unusually fragrant example of this robust classic that has an unexpected spicy complexity.
Body: Rich, smooth and syrupy.
Nose: Light and immediate, with citrus backed by rich, creamy toffee and grainy cereals. Fragrant and herbal too, with a perfumed top note joined by more detailed maltiness, with barley sugar and subtle peat.
Palate: Smooth textured at full strength; sweet overall, with fresh acidity and a saltiness unusual in Dailuaine, which develops as a drying, cough-candy note – deepening into dense and spicy dark chocolate-coated ginger.
Finish: There’s a peppery tingle in the warming finish, which is oaky and herbal with dry, coating tannins.
Fewer than 700 bottles of Dailuaine 34 Year Old are issued worldwide, with retail price of $450 per bottle.
Dailuaine distillery lies tucked between the foot of Ben Rinnes and the river Spey. The name is taken from the gaelic ‘dail uaine’ meaning green valley, and it’s a title that sits well with the verdant, dew-fresh origins of this naturally fragrant Single Malt Scotch Whisky.