The first batch of the Dutch Archives series also features a Dailuaine 1983. Time to compare.
Dailuaine 28 yo 1983 (47,3%, Archives 2012, hogshead #865, 265 btl.)
Nose: obviously similar to the Dailuaine 1983 by Asta Morris, although it shows more vanilla and a nice custard sweetness. A tad more fruits as well. Lime rather than lemon. Oranges and yellow apples. Still the same chalkiness and big grassy notes. Butter and malt.
Mouth: oily and bittersweet. A strange mixture of (not so fresh) fruits (cider apple, tangerine), beeswax and gingerbread. Vanilla cake or rather the dough to make it. Orange flower honey. Quite a lot of heather again. Zesty grapefruit.
Finish: medium long, creamy, gingery and zesty.
Slightly strange stuff again (feel free to read “unique stuff”), though the added sweetness and vanilla makes this one a tiny bit more ‘classic’ than the Asta Morris version. Around € 85, sold in the bottler’s own Whiskybase shop.