A 13-year-old single cask from the Dailuaine distillery, bottled by Infrequent Flyers as release #49.
This was distilled May 2008 and bottled 2021 as a 13-year-old.
Drawn from a single refill hogshead that yielded 250 bottles at 56.5%
Nose: Grassy and light, complimented by notes of cereal and digestive biscuits.
Palate: Custard creams, heather honey and cookie dough. Punchy, with a hint of cloves.
Infrequent Flyers is part of the Alistair Walker Whisky Company, which was established in 2018. Walker, son of Billy Walker (GlenDronach/BenRiach-now-GlenAllachie), has over two decades of working around Scotch whisky in various capacities.
The name Infrequent Flyers refers to the cask selection process and Alistair’s penchant for discovering and introducing excellent single casks from distilleries not often experienced as single malts. These includes malts earmarked for blended and sometimes owned by bigger companies who have not released them regularly or consistently to the market.
One of Diageo's workhorse distilleries; Dailuaine was founded in 1851 in Speyside. Dailuaine was the first distillery in Scotland to feature a pagoda roof, an architectural element that gained a lot of traction thereafter. Long fermentation, fast distillation and (historically) the use of stainless steel in their condensers, creates a heavy, meaty spirit that works incredibly well with sherry cask maturation.
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