Dailuaine 20 Year Old – Batch 4 That Boutique-y Advent Calendar – Day 8

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That Boutique-y Advent Calendar 2020

Dailuaine 20 Year Old – Batch 4 – 50.4% vol. £156.95

On the 8th day of Christmas, Boutique-y gave to me…a little something from Dailuaine Distillery.

I was sent this Boutique-y Whisky Company Advent Calendar in order to sample its delights, and to reveal my thoughts to you dear reader!! Will they all delight my palate? Time will certainly tell.

Day 8 is from Dailuaine Distillery, and it’s the 20 Year Old – Batch 4 – 50.4% vol.

Today’s dram sees me back in Aberlour once more, Dailuaine distillery lies tucked between the foot of Ben Rinnes and the River Spey. Have you ever been up Ben Rinnes? I was up there a few years back for a chilly bracing walk in the snow. The name is taken from the Gaelic ‘dail uaine’ meaning green valley.

Floral, and a little struck match? Caramel with apple. Biscuity note… sweet and sugary. A little nutty too. There’s something on the nose just not sitting right with me.

Lemon zesty on the palate. It’s quite tannic… peppery warmth and a more subtle sweetness. It’s almost making my tastebuds wince. Caramel or toffee come through too.

Finish is sweet and a little peppery. 

Dailuaine label features a pair of sulphur molecules, one seems to be nice and the other seems to be some sort of terrible nightmare creature from the netherworld. Steer clear of that one say the good folks at That Boutique-y Whisky Company. Artwork as ever by the very talented Emily Chappell.

My alternative Boutique-y Whisky art.. sporting the label. Can you see it?

The advent calendars were available from Master of Malt plenty of delicious Boutique-y Whisky to tempt your palate too!!

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