1975 DALLAS DHU Very Rare Avaialble in Ontario – Scotch Whisky News

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1975 DALLAS DHU Very rare (LCBO # 2081603)
A second running for the LCBO, but this time only 26 bottles in 4 stores. Check this link for locations

This is a very rare 1975 Dallas Dhu bottled at 40% from a distillery that went silent in 1983, this particular barrel was bottled 2007 giving it a distillation period of 32 years and is on the shelves at $409.95. Certainly one that could be squirreled away by a collector or to be shared at a special event e.g. this Christmas.

Dallas Dhu Distillery was built 6 miles from Dallas by Wright & Greig Ltd, a Glasgow based blending company. Construction was completed in April 1899. The distillery changed hands twice before it was taken over by the DCL in 1929. In April 1939 the distillery went on fire causing £7000 worth of damage.

During the second World War the distillery remained closed. In 1950 the distillery was connected to the national grid. Up until 1971 the wash still rummager was powered by a water wheel. Dallas Dhu stopped production in 1983. In 1988 it was bought by Scotland’s Historic Buildings and Monuments Directorate, it is now a museum and part of Speyside’s Whisky trail.

The old distillery buildings of Dallas Dhu are now used to house a museum. Dallas Dhu was one of the first distilleries with a pagoda roof. It was designed by the company of Charles Doig and his two sons who were involved with the design of more than a hundred distilleries in Scotland and Ireland. Dozens of them have been active until this day – like Glenfarclas, Highland Park, Lagavulin, Talisker and Bushmills (in Ireland).

The most popular blended whisky of Wright & Grieg Ltd. at the end of the 19th century was “Roderick Dhu”.

Between 1921 and 1929 Dallas Dhu distillery was owned by Benmore Distillers Ltd., an English consortium that also owned the Benmore and Lochhead whisky distilleries in Campbeltown and the Lochindaal distillery on Islay.

Even though the Dallas Dhu distillery was closed in 1983, warehousing continued at the premises until the distilling license was cancelled in 1992.

The name “Dallas Dhu” has sometimes been spelled as “Dallasdhu” in the past.

Tasting Notes:

• AROMA without water
Fruity notes present – fresh pear and peaches. Subtle ester influences, a delicate malty edge is present. A complex aroma.
• TASTE without water
Mouth watering, remains fresh – peach elements, a subtle vanilla comes to the forefront.
• AROMA with water
Prominent malty note with more subtle influences if fresh and ripe water melons. A subtle chocolate coffee note becomes apparent.
• TASTE with water Heavy tropical fruits initially, retains a certain freshness and becomes mouth drying.

Locations for Dallas Dhu (LCBO # 2081603)

1. TORONTO-CENTRAL 10 SCRIVENER SQUARE
YONGE & SUMMERHILL
2. TORONTO-CENTRAL 2 COOPER STREET
QUEENS QUAY & YONGE
3. OTTAWA 275 RIDEAU STREET
RIDEAU & KING EDWARD
4. TORONTO-ETOBICOKE 2946 BLOOR STREET WEST
BLOOR & ROYAL YORK (KINGSWAY)

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