Douglas Laing 15 year old Old Particular (distilled at Bowmore), 48.4%

Price: $153 Issue: Fall 2015 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Bowmore in unusually oily guise here, with linseed oil, hot seashells, background water mint, completely integrated smoke, and a cooling note that brings to mind a lido (without any chlorine, I hasten to add). The palate has a limey lift which flows into a quite thick, creamy/oaty mid-palate, with the smoke bedding itself on the tongue. Smoky and mineralic on the finish. Water makes it even more gentle. A light expression for the early morning.£98