Dallas Dhu Distillery was established in 1898 and ceased operation in 1983. It was a small Speyside distillery with annual output roughly 750 000 liters of spirit per annum. Since the late 1980s the site has been owned by Historic Scotland, the executive agency of the Scottish Government, and hosts a whisky museum. Dallas Dhu was never officially bottled as single malt; the only “semi-official” bottlings were released in 1995 and 1997 as part of Rare Malts range. Here we have an extremely rare Sestante bottling from the late 1980s. The legendary Italian whisky importer operated from the late 1970s to the early 1980s.
Nose: fruity and floral, plums, oranges, apricots, honey, maple syrup, pine needles, cinnamon, licorice, hints of oak and candle wax.
Palate: sweet and spicy, honey, toffee, milk chocolate, cinnamon, cloves, lemon grass, baked apples, plums and toasted oak.
Finish: medium long, with notes of caramel, toffee, cappuccino, cinnamon and subtle oaky dryness.