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Review: Jewels of Scotland “Dailuaine” 1973 vintage

November 30th, 2010

Jewels of Scotland (distilled at Dailuaine), 1973 vintage, 31 year old, 50%, $200
A robust Speysider — and very tactile too (clinging to the palate), but with no excessive oak. Vanilla and some dark chocolate notes along with coating (yet ironically dry-ish) honey notes. But its biggest flavor note is citrus — particularly lemon, along with some tangerine and a hint of pineapple — which helps to cut through the thickness. Good depth, with dried spice, polished oak, and a wisp of smoke on the finish. (Bottled in 2004, but only recently released to the U.S.)

Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 88

5 Responses to “Review: Jewels of Scotland “Dailuaine” 1973 vintage”

  1. mongo says:

    is this a lombard bottling?

  2. Red_Arremer says:

    Good deal. i’d love to get a taste of this.

  3. Was this at the Charity Table at WhiskeyFest NYC? I thought I saw it being dropped off, but didn’t get a chance to try it (tried the 1974 Dalmore and Glenfarclas 1968 Family Cask).

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