Douglas Laing Old Particular (distilled at Glen Moray) 14 year old, 48.4%

Price: $83 Issue: Fall 2015 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Soft and direct. The initial impression is of birthday cake icing with marzipan beneath, then comes preserved lemon, greengage, and discreet maltiness. It becomes more scented (linden/privet blossom) in time. The palate is a little strong initially, then a hint of coconut. Improves further with water, showing a fascinating, subtle evolution: herbal with iris flowers. A classy dram from an overlooked distillery. Check it out.£53