Whisky Review: Dailuaine Flora and Fauna Aged 16 Years

Style: Rich and Sherry

Nose:

Sweet, dark cherry while meaty notes reaching from behind. Peppermint pecks, malt cake, nice and syrupy. Dry spices emerges after the first wave of sweetness, traces of nutmeg and ginger shreds. More dark fruits echoing, rich aroma at optimum heat. Good.

Palate:

Handsome maltiness here, sweet red fruits over subtle earthy tone, carrot cupcakes dusted with nutmeg and cinnamon. Sponge cake in black liquorice dress. Herbal brushes all over the rich malty core. Chocolate chips and cherry coming late. Honey fading overtime.

Finish:

Soft but nice flavours clinging on, more liquorice, red fruits with earthy, smoked herbs at the background.

Thoughts:

Rich but quite a delicate Dailuaine. Sherry highlights, while the spirit shines through nicely. Smooth and enjoyable.

☆ [Recommended]

[43% • Original Bottling • 1998 Bottled • Limited Edition]

-Esmond

Tasted at Archie Rose Distillery, Sydney.