Dailuaine 1997 (Signatory for The Bonding Dram)

This is the second new Signatory bottling for The Bonding DramDailuaine 1997. The yield is shared with Maison Baelen, Toby Vins and restaurant De Cluysenaer.



Dailuaine 1997 - Signatory Vintage - The Bonding DramDailuaine 17 yo 1997 (52,1%, Signatory Vintage for The Bonding Dram 2015, hogshead #7188, 215 btl.)

Nose: fairly naked and malty, with sweet apples, meadow flowers and linseed oil. Subtle spices. A bit of heather honey. Slightly overripe oranges. Also hints of asparagus. Hmmmokay then.

Mouth: fruitier and quite oily. Stewed apples and pears, oranges again, with lemon candy. Some biscuity notes (vanilla) with candy sugar before moving onto strong spices (quite some pepper and ginger, a little nutmeg) and light nutty notes. A hint of buttery mocha towards the end.

Finish: long, creamy with a salty touch. Liquorice and soft herbs.

A bit of a middle-of-the-road nose, but overall an engaging whisky with a good body and lots of different characteristics (which means nobody will be disappointed). Around € 85, available from The Bonding Dram and the others..

Score: 85/100