Douglas Laing Old Particular Range (distilled at Auchroisk) 18 year old, 48.8%

Price: $120 Issue: Winter 2013 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Here is Auchroisk at its more lifted and clean. A whiff of cooking lentils (a lovely smell) alongside lime and cottage cheese (again nice), it gives the impression of a healthy salad. The palate is sweet and quite buttery, with minimal attention from oak; instead it's all very spring-like, with good mid-palate sweetness. Water dries it slightly, but also extends the palate. Quite lovely.