Douglas Laing Old Particular (distilled at Glenburgie) 7 year old, 46%

Price: $53 Issue: Summer 2015 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Pale straw. An upfront and quite aromatic nose with hints of a florist's shop—stems and blooms—with an underpinning of malt. A little gawky perhaps, which water accentuates. The palate, when neat, is clean and mixes those flowers and some stewed apple. There's a little green chili heat (even when diluted). A punchy little number.£36