Alexander Murray & Co Dailuaine 16 Year Distilled 1997
Lesser-known for this very reason, it’s a great shame that it’s not seen bottled as a single malt more often as it’s incredibly good. Akin to the likes of Cragganmore, Benrinnes, Mortlach and to an extent Dalwhinnie, Dailuaine plays within the meaty/sulfury spirit profile that is so interesting after maturation.
In the case of Dailuaine the meaty character is subtle – maybe even more nutty/cheesy in its own special way – although malt and fruit tend to lead. Often seen matured in sherry as well as bourbon due to its ability to stand strong during aggressive maturation.