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Dailuaine 11 Year – Gordon & MacPhail


Dailuaine 11 Year - Gordon & McPhail Taste Profile
Stats – 59.8% alcohol, Gordon & MacPhail bottling, cask #9792, distilled 1994 and bottled 2006, non-chill filtered, Speyside
Price – $65
Color – Rich dark amber
Nose – Very light nose, some alcohol, but also malt and oak
Palate – Spice and alcohol burn a little off the bat, but the richness creeps in and it sweetens up and tastes like buttery caramel.  Dark cherries slide in at the finish which is gradual and long.  Some malt and cereal notes.  Some very slight honey at the finish.  Adding some water clouds this drink visually while enhances the sweetness and the spice while muting some of the fruit.  More water shifts the sweetness to a more honey taste, but the spice and burn is more persistent.

Alternatives:

  1. Balvenie 17 Year Rum Cask (92%)
  2. Noah’s Mill (91%)
  3. Hudson Manhattan Rye (88%)

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