Douglas Laing Old Particular (distilled at Highland Park) 18 year old cask #0074, 48.4%

Price: $169 Issue: Summer 2014 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

The Old Particular non-chill filtered single cask expression of Highland Park was distilled in November 1995, matured in a refill hogshead, and bottled in December 2013. The outturn was 322 bottles. Initially quite reticent on the nose, then toffee, cardboard, table salt, and very faint smoke. Quite viscous on the palate, and dry peat becomes relatively prominent, with allspice and sea salt. The finish offers licorice and lingering spices.£100