Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask (distilled at Royal Brackla) 12 year old, 50%

Price: $79.00 Issue: Winter 2012 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

The Old Malt Cask ‘Royal Jubilee Commemorative Bottle' appropriately comes from one of two surviving Scottish distilleries with a ‘royal' prefix, namely Brackla, located in the Northern Highland region, near Nairn. Maturation has taken place in a refill sherry cask. The nose is like a damp, empty house, with herbal notes, pencil shavings, oranges, and pine needles. Full-bodied and spicy, with freshly-sawn timber, pine, and brittle toffee on the palate. Citric, with camphor and pepper in the finish. 250 bottles. £50