Dailuaine 15 Yr Old Batch 2 That Boutique-Y Whisky Co Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar 5 December 2018
In 1852, William Mackenzie founded Dailuaine Distillery. Dailuaine derives from the Scottish Gaelic “An dail uaine” for green valley. Dailuaine Distillery is located in Spey valley. After William’s death in 1865, William Mackenzie’s wife leased the distillery to a banker from Aberlour called James Fleming, who, with William’s son, formed Mackenzie and Company in 1879. The distillery was rebuilt five years later, making the distillery one of Scotland’s largest. Five years later Charles Doig built Scotland’s first pagoda roof. This was lost in 1917 after a large fire.
In 1898, Dailuaine-Talisker Distilleries Ltd was formed, the group included an Aberdeen based grain distillery, fellow Speysider Imperial, Dailuaine distillery and the Skye-based Talisker. In 1925, Distillers Company Limited acquired the company, latterly amalgamating with Diageo.
Dailuaine also operates a dark grains plant, whose principal job being to convert the refuse into feed for cattle. The plant currently processes around 900 tons a week.
Most of the single malt produced at the distillery is used for blending in Johnnie Walker. The spirit is filled at Cambus and then transported to Blackrange for maturation in the Diageo-owned warehouses.
Single malt bottlings from Dailuaine are few and far between; here is one of the few independent bottling being offered.
That Boutique-y Whisky Company bottles single malts, single grains and bourbons from a variety of renowned distilleries as well as producing award-winning blended malts and blends. These whiskies are adorned with cultish graphic novel-style labels.
Dailuaine 15 Year Old bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. (47.5%) – This is the second batch of independently bottled Dailuaine single malt from That Boutique-y Whisky Company, and their first Dailuaine to feature an age statement! They have released 950 bottles in Batch 2.
You can find my simple whisky tasting of this single malt scotch on my YouTube channel above: