Dailuaine 40 Year Director's Cut Speyside single malt Scotch whisky bottled by Douglas Laing.
From a single cask refill hogshead #8186. Distilled December 1971 and bottled February 2012. 117 bottles.
Nose: Rather citric – distinctly vanilla’d – Malty + lightly honied.
Palate: Soft and subtle/sugary and cedar-y/spiced yet subtle.
Finish: More honey apparent + warming spices and trailing smoke.
Dailuaine Distillery was established by William Mackenzie in 1851 at Carron in the heart of Scotland’s Speyside whisky region. In 1889 Charles C. Doig was commissioned by Dailuaine Distillery to design a new roof for its malt kiln and the commission resulted in the very first Doig pagoda roof being installed at Dailuaine Distillery. The design proved successful, was rapidly adopted by other distilleries and nowadays it is the iconic symbol of Scotland’s traditional malt whisky distilleries. Unfortunately, Doig’s original roof was destroyed during a fire at Dailuaine malt whisky distillery in 1917.