Dailuaine 16 year old Flora & Fauna, 43%

Price: $65.00 Issue: Summer 2013 Reviewer: Dave Broom

These days the mighty Mortlach is a known quantity, but Diageo's two other meaty sites—Benrinnes and Dailuaine—remain in the shadows. This is big, boisterous, and sherried, but there's less of the gravy-browning elements you get from the other two; at Dailuaine it is fruit that is promoted alongside Seville orange, treacle, and the inevitable raisin and date. There are nods to PX sherry as well. Every bit as good as Mortlach. £43