James MacArthur Dailuaine Tasting Notes

Posted: January 11, 2014 in Dailuaine, Scotch Whisky A-G

James MacArthur Old Masters Dailuaine 2000 (13 year old) 61.3%

Bourbon Cask 82/ Dist: 2000 Btl: 2013/ Tasted: Dec 2013

A fresh and ozoney nose with hints of citrus and grass. Light and vodka-esque in character. With time the aromas become very citric with lemon and lime coming through quite powerfully. Quite juicy with hints of straw and fragrant barley.

The palate is light and airy. Slightly oily with a touch of lemon and barley. The alcohol bites on the middle as a little spice comes through as well. Quite long and grassy. Pleasant if a little simple.

Water makes the nose and the palate extremely neutral with only a smidge of barley and vanilla apparent.

James MacArthur Old Masters Dailuaine 2001 (13 year old) 61.3%

Bourbon/ Dist: 2001 Btl: 2014/ Tasted: Dec 2014

Fresh and lightly grassy aromas with a touch of citrus and warm vanilla oak. The barley shows a slightly gristy character along with hints of white fruit.

The palate is slightly fuller than the nose with more barely character. The oils are a more prominent as well which blankets the grassiness a touch. Long, sharp, citrus finish.

With water the nose becomes beautifully aromatic with the white peach and pear showing a honey glaze. However the palate is a little watery, oily and overly simplistic.

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