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This week I will try three small bottles from the Provenance series, which were presented to us when we visited the Douglas Laing HQ in Glasgow, about a year ago. Let me start with this Dailuaine (which strangely enough is misspelled as Daluaine on the label). This Speysider can hardly be found as a single malt. This was a distillate from 2003.
The nose is sweet and fatty. Reminds me of toffee or even butterscotch. Werther’s Original. Then some green apples in the pan, grain cookies and some nuts. Blood oranges and liquorice. Some peach and banana. Yes, this is quite good.
On the palate it is quite fatty as well. I quite like that. Caramelized ginger, baked apples, again some oranges. Quite feisty on liquorice and white pepper with a hint of coconut and banana. Nice continuation of the nose.
Fairly long finish on sweet honey and spices.
Quite a fun Dailuaine. Despite the young age, it shows some depth already. The fact this it is so oily on both the nose and the palate merited some extra points in my book.