Dallas Dhu 1975 by Gordon & MacPhail

Dallas Dhu 1975 by Gordon & MacPhail

$805 AUD

 40% 70 cl

Matured in refill bourbon casks, this 1975 vintage from Gordon and MacPhail's Connoisseur's Choice range is a superb 32 year old example bottled in 2007. The fill is well into the neck; the box is flimsy but complete.

Tasting Note

The nose is of good body and well-balanced. There are fruity notes of Poire William and Barlett Pear. Hints of white peach with nectarine and cut straw with a touch of malted barley. A little espresso hangs somewhere in the mix. The palate is full and quite rich. There are notes of nectarine and buttery vanilla fudge, hints of exotic fruit salad emerge with a touch of wood smoke. The oak is tannic with developing dryness. The finish is of good length with a touch of pepper. (Master of Malt).

This product is located in the United Kingdom.

Distillery

Dallas Dhu Distillery

This is a distillery very close to my heart as I tried to buy it with a group of patriotic New Zealand Scots based in Dunedin, in the mid 1980s. The last distillation at Dallas Dhu was in March, 1983 but there was sufficient stock to underpin a modest commercial revival which would have been assured by the generally excellent condition of the stills and associated equipment. However, all this was around the time of the Guinness take-over of DCL and the creation of United Distillers and although this was a deal of great insignificance given all else that was going on, rather surprisingly our offer was eventually rejected. I believe that this had a lot to do with what had happened at Glen Garioch some ten years previously, but that’s another story.

After visiting Dallas Dhu in 1985 I had written as follows: “if anyone took a notion to creating on a modest scale a model traditional Highland malt distillery, Dallas Dhu would be an ideal site”. How prescient was that because it was sold in 1986 to Historic Scotland who turned it into a whisky museum.

Against that background, we have a small selection of Dallas Dhu independent bottlings available.