Dram Review: Cadenhead Pure Malt Scotch Whisky from Dailuaine Distillery

[46.0%・22 Years Old・Distilled in 1962・Bottled in 1985・Cadenhead Bottling・Limited Release]

Nose:

Apple flesh and apple peels, the refreshing sweetness is well countered by the crisp aromas of barley fragrance, rice paper and pepper with the spirit that’s initially held quite tightly begin to peel off.

Palate & Finish:

Flowing honey with a slight wax coating, some grapefruits and pomegranates converge with a subtle apple peel bitterness to mellow out the sweetness, the oak asserts dryness as a tea tree note runs parallel with the mild fruity sweetness.

Tails off mellowly with a mesmerising dryness..

Thoughts:

This is quite a reserved Dailuaine, a touch mild but still carries this refreshingly pleasing fruitiness, with the finer details so thoughtfully delicate..

☆ [Recommended]

-Nicholas