Douglas Laing Old Particular 1996 (distilled at Highland Park), 48.4%

Price: $151 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

This 17 year old single cask (#10042) bottling of Highland Park was distilled in September 1996 and is presented non-chill filtered and with no added color in Douglas Laing's Old Particular range. Baked cereal and peeled apples on the peaty nose, while dark, smoky notes contrast with lighter, fruity flavors on the palate, along with a sprinkling of pepper. The finish dries, with more pepper, bonfire embers, and coffee grounds.£90