Dallas Dhu 1979 Signatory (#1390)
Added on Sunday, Mar 31, 2013 at 01:21 PM
  Bottler: Signatory
  Age: 25 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1979 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 60.60 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $250 Availability: Specialty Stores
Distilled 8-6-1979, Bottled 4-4-2005, Cask 1390
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose: Malty with cardboard and cocoa.


Palate: Quite hot and very sweet with grape juice notes. Water brings out fruit punch.


Finish: Tropical fruits.


This has the heavy fruit notes I associate with Dallas Dhu, but it's a bit too sweet for me.


N: Light, slighlty floral and honeyed, with a slight chalkiness. A little white pepper. Water ads a more overtly fruity note. 


P: Wood up front with a fair amount of spiciness, verging on too much oak. Abundant malt, lots of heat, a touch of honey. Vaguely sour. Water brings up a little more tropical fruit - but it almost gets a sugary sweetness too.


F: Warm to lead, leaving pepper and malt; a little sichuan pepper and wood. Malt hangs around for quite a while. Huge, lasting finish. Dries a touch bitter.


Hot as hell at cask strength, a bit too sweet diluted down. A lot of proise but not the best Dallas Dhu I've had.  

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