Dallas Dhu 1982 28 Years Old by Gordon & MacPhail

Dallas Dhu 1982 28 Years Old by Gordon & MacPhail

$720 AUD

40% 70 cl

This was distilled in 1982 the year before the distillery closed down and bottled after 28 years in 2010 in refill bourbon casks. The fill is well into the neck.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Yellow straw.

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 the United Kingdom.


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.