Dallas Dhu 1982 25 Years Old by Gordon & Macphail

$1,100 AUD

40% 70 cl

This was distilled in 1982 and bottled after 25 years in refill bourbon casks.

Tasting Notes:

Undiluted. Nose: Spicy with slight oily notes. A floral pot pourri note emerges with a cedar wood edge. Traces of fruit - pineapples and kiwi fruit. Palate: Spicy with earth and moss - like flavours. Rich, fruit flavours develop with a drying smokiness.

With water: Nose: Floral notes with sweet perfumed aromas. A little fruitiness - oranges/tangerines. Palate: Dry and spicy with hints of oak and earth. Some liquorice and dry sherry notes,

Body: Medium. Finish: Dry with a hint of mustard. Cask type: Refill Sherry Casks. Style: Aromatic - would go well with food (meat dishes especially).

This product is located in Australia.


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.