Dailuaine 16 Year Flora & Fauna
Dailuaine // Speyside, Scotland
Dailuaine distillery was built in 1852 by William Mackenzie and was the first distillery in Scotland to install the famous "pagoda-style" roof that became a popular design. Today, owned by Diageo, its malts are primarily used for the production of Johnnie Walker blends. This single malt was released as part of the "Flora and Fauna" series, a collection of single malts from the more obscure and unknown distilleries in Scotland. Note: This is not available in the US.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typesherry casks
"Sweet and floral on the opening, with a fruity backing that does well to level out the nose. Bananas, apricots and fresh oranges move over a bed of flowers, still wet with morning dew. With a drop or two of water, the nose becomes malty, and the lemons open up a bit more. Smoky wood chips begin to appear. On the palate it has a smoky hit, with woody notes coming through, soon covered by those same fruits. The finish is smoky and tart with a slight lemon flavor. Barrel flavors leave a pleasant taste in the mouth."