Grindlay's Selection


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Brand: Dailuaine, Grindlay’s Selection
Expression: 1996
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 57%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Granny's bedroom. Lavender draw liners, lily of the valley perfume, daffodils out too long and rose water. Some gentle oak notes and stewed pears.
Palate: Big sugar hit up front, apple and custard, hard sweets, then recedes back into the dunnage warehouse. Earthy, alcohol damp wood, a little dusty and Parkin cake.
Finish: The sweetness is back, wrapped up in some great spice and vanilla hits.
Comment: Despite its high ABV the alcohol takes a back seat to the aromas and flavours. Good stuff.
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Perfumed – jasmine, old roses, with light floral honey and golden syrup. Fabric softener. Very sweet. Green apples and straw – hay-barns – pencil-shavings and green tea.
Palate: Syrupy and sweet at with custard creams and vanilla custard. Sweetness drops sharply, and it becomes more grungy affair: dry, dusty, cloying, bitter and acidic.
Finish: Sweet, spicy, peppery, with specks of ash, nutmeg and black pepper.
Comment: Tired wood, possibly, but an entertaining whisky despite that.
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Dailuaine Distillery, Carron, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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