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19 Apr 2013

Dailuaine 1998 (Whisky in Leiden)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Dailuaine

Tomorrow Leiden will be home of the second whisky festival organised by This is their festival bottling, a Dailuaine 1998 from a bourbon cask.



Dailuaine 1998 - Whisky in LeidenDailuaine 15 yo 1998 (51,2%, 2013, bourbon hogshead #3394, 209 btl.)

Nose: half malty, half fruity in a nice balance. Ripe orchard fruits (apple, peach). Some toffee and vanilla cream. A little honey. Then back to sugared breakfast cereals. Hints of hay and linseed oil as well. Mouth: sweet and vibrant, first showing fruity notes (plums and tinned peach) with creamy notes and vanilla. Toffee apples. Juicy barley and Frosties again. Almonds. Then moving to cake, light chocolate and spices, mainly pepper and cinnamon. Finish: long, sugary and creamy, with spices in the background.

Dailuaine is the core element in the Johnnie Walker blend. That’s because it produces this kind of all-round no-nonsense whisky. A solid festival dram. Around € 55. In case you’re not visiting the festival, also available from (and currently you get a 10% discount with the code WS2013).

Score: 87/100

Dailuaine 1998 (Whisky in Leiden) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2013-04-19



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