Douglas Laing Director's Cut (distilled at Tomatin) 45 year old, 51.6%

Price: $353 Issue: Fall 2013 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

This veteran example of Tomatin was distilled in November 1967 and matured for 45 years in refill butt #9315. The outturn was

175 bottles. Uncompromising dark sherry and treacle notes on the fruity nose, along with gunpowder tea. Big, old sherry notes on the full palate, with raisins, sultanas, and a sprinkling of black pepper. Fruity, notably spicy, and not too drying for its age in a relatively supple finish. £230