The Lost Distillery Company recently added a modern-day expression of Campbeltown malt Dalaruan to its portfolio.
Dalaruan was founded in 1825, active until 1922 and sold at auction in 1925. It used to produce triple-distilled whisky but I’m not sure they used any to create this new interpretation.
Dalaruan (43%, Lost Distillery Company ‘Classic Selection’ 2017)
Nose: smoky, and rather oily, but also very new, with lots of hints towards new-make spirit. Pear drops, a little roasted pineapple. Hints of new plastics. Subtle coastal notes.
Mouth: sweet and mellow, with the same young fruitiness and hints of young peated spirit. Sweet spices (pepper, apples with cinnamon sprinkled on top) as well as sweet lemons. Hints of creamy milk chocolate. Light hints of minerals too.
Finish: medium long, still rather sweet and not too expressive.
The maritime notes and peat smoke are certainly in place in a Campbeltown whisky. It’s fine but obviously young. Around € 50.