Bought – Online Whisky Auction, 31st October 2013
90.5/100 – Whiskybase (average from 4 member votes)
When I started collecting whisky in July of this year, in the first video I watched of Ralfy on YouTube he mentioned Dallas Dhu. “Dallas Who?!” I thought. Up until then my knowledge of whisky had been limited to the common stuff you find in supermarkets, off licences and bars. I’d never seen a bottle of Dallas Dhu anywhere! What didn’t help matters was that Dallas Dhu closed in 1983. I guess when J.R. was shot in 1980 the writing was on the wall for the distillery! 😉
Ralfy had whet my apetite so I went looking for a bottle and practically fainted at the price. Nevertheless I had a dream that one day I’d get myself a bottle, not thinking I’d manage it before the year was out. Ah, the joy of miniatures and the wonders of auctions!
Looking for reviews of this bottle I ran into a snag. Yes, there is a similar big bottle of Gordon & MacPhail Dallas Dhu 1971 out there but it quite clearly states on the bottom of the neck that these were bottled in 1994. There’s no such label on my version. Perhaps it fell off?
Further research revealed that Gordon & MacPhail bottles use codes printed on the back of the main label which identifies the year of bottling. An article on this can be found here. I looked through the glass of my miniature and discovered IB/BDG which stands for 1992. This allowed me to find the corresponding review on Whiskybase, albeit for the full 70cl version. 90.5/100 is a fantastic score so I’m looking forward to tasting it.