Distilled at The Dailuaine Distillery in March 1998. Bottled in Glasgow December 2012. Aged 14 years old in American oak. Un-chill filtered, no artificial colouring. Bottled at 55.4% Alcohol by volume.
This is a vigorous and charming single malt. Sweet and aromatic. Some tasting notes suggest a hint of smoke. No way. Think more of the Italian liqueur Limoncello or lemon meringue pie. A great after dinner drink.
The distillery was founded in 1852 by local farmer William Mackenzie and is situated one mile south of Aberlour in the village of Carron. Pronounced Dal-oo-ayn, meaning ‘green vale’ it was built in a hollow between the Ben Rinnes Mountain and the River Spey. It takes its water from the Baillemullich Burn. Dailuaine as is the nearby Cardhu Distillery is a major component of the Johnnie Walker blend. A much under rated malt with a production capacity of 3.20 m litres of alcohol. It is surprising that less than 5% is bottled as a single malt.