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Dallas Dhu 19 Year Old 1979 Gordon & Macphail


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

30th Jun 2013


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Dallas Dhu was originally named Dallasmore, but because their best known blend was called Roderick Dhu (after a character from Sir Walter Scott’s Lady of the Lake), it was rechristened Dallas Dhu, which translates into ‘the black swamp’. Nowadays it is a museum, which I visited in 2010. It was a Sunday morning, which meant I could not buy any whisky by law. We left with a nice tartan scarf for the missus. But let us make up for that now with this 19 Year Old, bottled by Gordon & Macphail.

The nose is very light and somewhat waxy. Hints of white fruit and pineapple cubes, loads of paraffin and fresh flowers. The candlewax is very prominent. Small touch of cardboard, which I find somewhat unpleasant.

The attack is is very light and again the candlewax and cardboard are in the lead, followed closely by flowers. It is even somewhat perfumy. A salty edge.

That salty edge develops in the rather short finish.

Hm, this is a rather ordinairy dram. This cask was better off with the blenders.

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