Douglas Laing Old Particular (distilled at Glenallachie) 22 year old, 51.5%

Price: $130 Issue: Spring 2015 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Light gold. A little shy initially, but Glenallachie isn't noted for its effusiveness. It has a clean and slightly nutty aroma, with light honey alongside grilled hazelnut. The palate is fairly crisp and slightly bunched up to start, until this nutty sweetness expands in the center. Ever so slightly oily. Water flattens the aromatics a bit, but allows the flavors to spread gently. All in all, a decent example of an uncommonly seen single malt.£85