Dailuaine 21 Year Old (1997 - ex-1st fill Bourbon) - Càrn Mòr Celebration of the Cask
The Càrn Mòr Celebration of the Cask range of Single Cask Whisky from the family-owned independent bottlers, Morrison and Mackay, are a very limited range from distilleries all over Scotland. All the bottles are numbered and once they are gone they cannot be replaced as they are all one off bottlings from a single cask. They are bottled at cask strength and are all non-chill-filtered.
This 1997 Dailuaine (21 Year Old) was from a very low first fill ex Bourbon barrel. The Whisky is very rich showing opulent woody vanillan oak with plenty of spice and a generous length. A master class in Bourbon cask Single Malt.
Dailuaine in central Speyside form part of the Diageo portfolio of distilleries, and are fast building a reputation of a true distillery of note. At Dailuaine they tend to limit the amount of copper contact in the distilling process, which results in whisky with more body, and at times meaty characters (similar in vein to Mortlach). Less than 2% of the Malt produced at Dailuane goes into a marketed single malt, the remainder heading for the Johnnie Walker blends.
Only 115 bottles were produced from this very small out turn.
Bottled at Cask Strength of 58.1% ABV. 700mL bottles in Wooden gift box.