The bottles i've ordered i'm having to wait, and i may not even get them apparantly. As its not on the website, i suggest popping in to your local one Les.
Di Blasi i'd ring oddbins in Edinburgh on the Royal Mile.
Really hope to get some, the chap at Oddbins, knows the distillery its from but won't/can't say. But is meant to be Speyside. The last one last year was a big hit, but i didn't even know there was one from last year.
The current one is limited to about 360ish bottles, think its labelled at 'Wax and Seal'- Against the grain.
Hope it helps,
The rather obscure thing to me is the very brief notes say it has 'a sherried nose' - how can this be if not from a sherry cask? Also it says something along the lines of 'smokey on the palate with a dry finish'.
Doesn't sound too much like the only Dailuaine I've ever tried (the flora and fauna expression) but will take your word for it as I don't know the distillery well enough. It does say it's from a little known distillery.
Many of the staff have picked up a bottle or two and they have been inindated with queries about it so best move fast if you want a bottle.
Apparently everyone who works in the shop has bought 1 bottle (limited to 1 each) if this is repeated across the chain (or at least the top 50 shops who are stocking this bottle) not that many are going to reach the general public. Although I suspect quite a few might make it onto ebay soon.
According to my wife the staff were unable to confirm if it was Dailuaine or not.
I normally try b4 buying these days but picked this one up as I knew it would be unique and Oddbins, historically at least, have had a very good reputation with choosing their malts.
Further to my previous post I notice that LFW (with their introductory basic nose/taste descriptors) say that Dailuaine is:
Smoky (but no peat) and sherried. Rich.
So this ties in with the notes on the bottle very much.
I'm not great on tasting notes but these are my impressions.
Nose:- Spirity vanilla citrus/orange
Taste:- Very smooth nutty not particularly spirity.
Overall opinion:- Real quality a real find, take your time it would be easy to drink too much.
I have got two!
They will let you buy them (Debit or Credit Card) and keep them for the next time you are in York.
I live in the East Midlands if anyone wants to buy one - I am more than happy to pick it up. I would even be happy to send it to Europe if any of our Continental friends want one....
r900p wrote:Fianlly got three put to one side at oddbins in Kendal, i may end up getting some more as oddbins sheffield have been trying to get me some also. If i get these too, i may pass them on. Anyone interested pm me.
Rob well done mate. It's certainly a good dram. When is the next one out do we know. Also what were past releases like. I only came up to speed on this one when you flagged it up.
http://www.oddbins.com/content/content. ... =newsitem5.
Not a great deal of info.
If you notice the current ATG says 'bottled November 2006' so it has taken Oddbins 6 months to get it bottled and on the market so it's anyones guess when the next one will appear.
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