Dailuaine 16 Years

This Malt matured in selected, dry Sherry casks. Even though the aroma is dry, the taste is mild and smooth and the finish is long-lasting. Those who think of Sherry as too sweet can be surprised by this different one. Within the Flora & Fauna series, the producer is bottling selected casks from few distilleries. The Flora & Fauna series is a real enrichment for the Whisky community and is viewed by collectors as original bottling, as long as there is no other.

This Malt matured in selected, dry Sherry casks. Even though the aroma is dry, the taste is mild and smooth and the finish is long-lasting. Those who think of Sherry as too sweet can be surprised by this different one. Within the Flora & Fauna series, the producer is bottling selected casks from few distilleries. The Flora & Fauna series is a real enrichment for the Whisky community and is viewed by collectors as original bottling, as long as there is no other.

Details about this bottle Edit
7518
Dailuaine
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
16 Years
43%
0.7 l
Flora & Fauna
Flora & Fauna
Sherry, Sherry
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
Calculated from 100 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sherry:
Sherry:
Fruit:
Fruit:
Oak:
Sweet:
Oak:
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Vanilla:
Berries:
Spices:
Berries:
Spices:
Nuts:
Dried Fruit:
Honey:
Dried Fruit:
Honey:
Nuts:
Chocolate:
Chocolate:
Raisin:
Raisin:
Caramel:
Malt:
Caramel:
Herbs:
Malt:
Cake:
Herbs:
Peat Smoke:
Cake:
Plum:
Plum:
Floral:
Fig:
Fig:
Floral:
Cherry:
Pear:
Herb:
Cinnamon:
Peat Smoke:
Grape:
Zitrus:
Coffee:
Pear:
Cherry:
Cinnamon:
Herb:
Grape:
Zitrus:
Coffee:
Coconut:
Date:
Apple:
Almonds:
Barley:
Alcohol:
Banana:
Date:
Oil:
Ginger:
Pineapple:
Pineapple:
Apple:
Alcohol:
Banana:
Almonds:
Coconut:
Ginger:
Oil:
Barley:
Tasting
Sherry:
Sherry:
Oak:
Oak:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Spices:
Spices:
Fruit:
Fruit:
Herb:
Malt:
Herb:
Malt:
Nuts:
Honey:
Honey:
Nuts:
Dark Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Dried Fruit:
Chocolate:
Caramel:
Caramel:
Chocolate:
Zitrus:
Zitrus:
Berries:
Raisin:
Vanilla:
Coffee:
Herbs:
Vanilla:
Coffee:
Raisin:
Herbs:
Berries:
Chili:
Chili:
Plum:
Date:
Date:
Plum:
Orange:
Orange:
Peat Smoke:
Barley:
Grape:
Grape:
Apple:
Barley:
Apple:
Seaweed:
Pear:
Maritime Notes:
Pear:
Seaweed:
Maritime Notes:
Strawberry:
Blackberry:
Mint:
Nutmeg:
Lime:
Alcohol:
Cinnamon:
Hazelnut:
Floral:
Cake:
Pepper:
Fig:
Almonds:
Tobacco:
Leather:
Hazelnut:
Floral:
Lime:
Blackberry:
Tobacco:
Pepper:
Leather:
Heather:
Banana:
Nutmeg:
Fig:
Cinnamon:
Heather:
Banana:
Peat Smoke:
Grass:
Almonds:
Strawberry:
Mint:
Cake:
Alcohol:
Grass:
Finish
Oak:
Oak:
Sherry:
Sherry:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Herb:
Herb:
Spices:
Fruit:
Spices:
Dark Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Malt:
Fruit:
Malt:
Berries:
Chocolate:
Berries:
Chocolate:
Honey:
Herbs:
Herbs:
Nuts:
Honey:
Coffee:
Coffee:
Peat Smoke:
Zitrus:
Dried Fruit:
Caramel:
Chili:
Floral:
Caramel:
Walnut:
Dried Fruit:
Heather:
Peat Smoke:
Chili:
Walnut:
Floral:
Heather:
Zitrus:
Oil:
Oil:
Tobacco:
Plum:
Tobacco:
Cake:
Cake:
Plum:
Leather:
Fig:
Cherry:
Barley:
Nutmeg:
Pepper:
Pepper:
Vanilla:
Nuts:
Orange:
Cherry:
Fig:
Raisin:
Orange:
Raisin:
Pear:
Vanilla:
Nutmeg:
Barley:
Leather:
Pear:

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Showcasing some of the lesser-known distilleries in the Diageo portfolio, Flora & Fauna gives you access to whiskies that usually go into blends. Dailuaine 16 is a Speysider with a singular style. Both intriguing and complex, the aroma features earthy sherry notes, plums and oranges, enriched by cocoa, dates and hints of rose water. Cherries, mint and emerging wood spices form the palate, supplemented by strawberries, herbal bitterness and a whisper of peat smoke in the lasting finish. This malt is definitely one of the best F&F expressions left today.
RATING: 4.0/5.0 ≙ 88 pts
TheGreatMothra
11. Aug 2018
Nosing: Süße Getrocknete Früchte Zimt
Sweet and approachable. Dried apricot and candied ginger. Cinnamon spiciness. Very fruitcakey.

Taste: Süße Früchte Eiche Gewürze
Sweet arrival, fruity with sweet spices and sweet wood notes. Transitions to slightly tart, but not bitter towards the tail end.

Finish: Gewürze Süße Walnuss
Long and sweet, sweet spices, transitions to walnut.

Comment:
I got a sampler of this on a whim, and its something I might come back to in a full bottle to spend more time on. The whole experience is quite sweet, so if that isn't your thing then this isn't for you. There's enough spiciness to balance things out though, and the transitions are very nicely defined and interesting. The palate really changes as you hold it in your mouth and becomes almost sour. Some people have said they find smoke in this release, but there wasn't a hint of it in what I tasted. Very enjoyable.
20. Jan 2022
20. Jan 2022