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Dailuaine 16 Year Old

The Cherry Orchard

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@RantavahtiReview by @Rantavahti

15th Jan 2014

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  • Nose
    20
  • Taste
    20
  • Finish
    20
  • Balance
    20
  • Overall
    80

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Dailuaine 16 year old Flora and Fauna was also part of our Speyside blind tasting. Maybe we should've started the tasting with this one because Dailuaine 16 yrs turned out to be probably the most delicate whisky I've ever tasted.

Very difficult to follow, yet smooth and nice. Full of cherry and floral summer feel. That's why Flora and Fauna is surely "The Cherry Orchard", a drama movie by Mihalis Kakogiannis (based on the famous play by Chekhov).

Nose: Nice cherry punch. Full of summer with floral and ginger notes. The feel of alcohol is there but everything is very delicate. Gets way too soft when water added.

Taste: Good but very difficult. There's some sherry, fruits and barley? It's definitely sweet, that's for sure.

Finish: Dry, delicate and yet again...delicate. Sherry, oak and raisins.

Balance: Lacks character way too much for my taste. Is very soft in every way, which makes it easy to drink but at the same time it's very difficult when it comes to taste. Still, I scored it pretty well, go figure...

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Rantavahti commented

Here's the result of our blind tasting. The winner and second place shared the same overall score but Parliament won in decimals.

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2.BenRiach 13 year old Madeira Finish - Maderensis Fumonsus connosr.com/reviews/benriach/…

3.Dailuaine 16 yrs - Flora and Fauna

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5.Glenglassaugh Evolution connosr.com/reviews/glenglassaugh/…

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