2012 Lady of the Glen Dailuaine Single Cask #307208 10 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Dailuaine is not at the top of most drinker's lists, mainly because it's dedicated as one of Diageo's twenty eight blend fillers. Sherry, fruit cake, subtle smoke and a slightly oily mouthfeel are typical, so this is a novel bottling so far as the distillery style goes. Beyond a slightly green, reticent first sniff is a surprisingly soft, elegant young Dailuaine with an easy-going biscuity malt character and snappy oak to finish. Water significantly amplifies dried fruits from the wine casks, in particular, apricots, also juicing up the mid-palate several notches. 51.7% Alc./Vol. Sauternes finish. Non-chill filtered. 177 bottles.
Notes from the bottlers... Re-racked into a fresh Sauternes barrique for notes of apricot sweetness. The combination of the Sauternes cask and heavier spirit has offered a very well balanced and rounded final product with focus on the oak and fruity notes. The tasting revealed, orange drizzle cake, apricot and custard creams.