Dailuaine

Dailuaine occasionally publishes the single malt Flora & Fauna, under Diageo, they mostly produce fillings for blends.

About

It's a surprise that Dailuaine produces heavy makes as their types of equipment point otherwise. This meaty character is obtained from long fermentation, rapid distillation, and stainless steel condensers. For their Flora & Fauna, ex-Sherry casks are used to add a blend of richness and sweetness.

History

Dailuane was built by William Mackenzie in 1851. It is also a dark grains plant and where Diageo processes all spent grains from their southern and central sites. By the end of the 19th century, it was considered to be the most massive distillery with the most innovative design. The spirit character was changed to a more waxy style in 2015 so as to account for the refurbishment of Clynelish and has remained the same ever since. Dailuaine only has one official bottling and the vast majority of the production is used for blending purposes or sold externally.

Dailuaine

Speyside Region 

Although, Speyside was not accepted as an official whisky region it is now generally approved as a subdivision of the Highlands Region. Over half of all Scotland's distilleries are located in here which makes it the most densely populated whisky region in the world. Many of the most popular single malts are produced in Speyside also the malts here are typically said to be the sweetest of all scotch whisky malts. Their whiskies are known for being frugal with peat and full of fruit. Pear, apple, vanilla, honey and spice all have a part a role in expressions from this region, which are commonly matured in sherry casks.

 

 

Whisky Type

Single Malt


Distillery Status

Working

Brands

-

Capacity(MLPA)

-

Fermentation Time

75 hours

Grist weight (T)

11.25

Malt specification

Non peated

Mash Tun Material

-

New-Make Strength

66-68%

Spirit Still Charge (L)

19000

Spirit Still Size (L)

-

Warehousing

-

Wash Still Shape

Lamp Glass

Washback Size (L)

-

Washbacks

10

Yeast type

Creamed

Condenser type

-

Filling strength

63.50%

Heat source

Steam 

Malt supplier

Mainly in house

Mash Tun Type

Lauter

Single Malt percentage

-

Spirit still shape

Plain

Stills

6

Wash still charge (L)

17000

Wash Still size (L)

-

Washback type

-

Water source

Balliemullich Burn

Parent company

-

Current owner

Diageo

Contact

+44 1340 872500

Address

Dailuaine Distillery
Carron
Aberlour
Moray
AB38 7RE
United Kingdom