Douglas Laing Old Particular 21 year old (distilled at Glen Scotia), 51.5%

Price: $137 Issue: Winter 2013 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Whiskies in Douglas Laing's new Old Particular range are non-chill filtered and bottled at three strengths, with those aged 19 years and over being offered at 51.5%. This Glen Scotia was distilled in May 1992 and boasts a nose of violets, musky malt, soft smoke, and a fresh sea breeze. Big, spicy, and quite oily on the palate, with dark berries, black tea, and a note of tar. Long and dark in the finish, with oak tannins and persistent licorice.£85