Review #547. Dailuaine 9yr Hepburns Choice

Review #547 | /r/Scotch Review #195 – Dailuaine 9yr Single Barrel, Hepburn’s Choice (KL)

The Schtick: This is a K&L Single Barrel bottled by Hepburn’s Choice – their budget IB line.


Distiller: Dailuaine

Bottler: Hepburn’s Choice (KL)

ABV: 58.3% ABV

Age: 9 Years

Source: Sample


Nose: Honey, caramel, toffee. Bakery sweets like donuts and cake icing. Walnuts. Faintly lactic.

Taste: Sweet honey, walnuts, medium thickness with little heat. Honey is super prominent overall, with lots of sweet werthers caramel notes. Actually, it’s a total caramel bomb. With some faint fruity lactic notes creeping around in the back.

Finish: Medium length, sort of sweet, sort of sulfuric. Tons of sweet toffee and caramel.

Overall: Overall, I like this, but it wasn’t terribly interesting. Mostly just a huge caramel bomb. Which is far from anything bad – I enjoyed it thoroughly despite it not being a wild ride.

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Rank: 6

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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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