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23 Oct 2013

Dailuaine 1992 (Whisky Mercenary)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Dailuaine

The Whisky Mercenary seems to have reached a higher gear, with new bottlings coming out regularly. There has been a Clynelish 1997 for Beproefd.be, and the latest one, that will be available in stores in a few weeks, is this Dailuaine 1992. Almost certainly from a bourbon cask, if you ask me.

 

Dailuaine 1992 - The Whisky MercenaryDailuaine 21 yo 1992
(53,3%, The Whisky Mercenary 2013)

Nose: aromatic and very fruity. Truckloads of Granny Smith and peaches, some mirabelles and hints of banana. Estery, with some solventy notes as well. Marshmallows (love that). Lemon custard with soft vanilla. Seems more youthful than 21 years. Fennel seeds and gingerbread in the back. Hints of toasted oak as well. Quite easy, very entertaining. Mouth: oily, very sweet and rather feminine. Apple sweets, candied ginger, lemon syrup. Hints of coconut. Some floral / waxy notes as well. Grapefruit. White pepper and honey. The grassiness and firm spices hint towards freshly sawn oak, but again there’s a toasted element too. Finish: long, still fruity and spicy, with ginger and honey.

Simply very good whisky. I almost wrote: very good young whisky. Modern and not very demanding, but a lovely bright drinking whisky with a few uncommon touches.

Score: 88/100

Dailuaine 1992 (Whisky Mercenary) 4 Ruben Luyten 2013-10-23
  • Alex

    Any price indication yet?

  • Jeroen TBD

    95€

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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
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  • sjoerd972: I wish the guys at Bushmills would demand the labels to say "Northern Ireland" so we didn't have to speculate on the booze's origins.

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