Douglas Laing Old Particular (distilled at Miltonduff) 20 year old, 51.5%

Price: $113 Issue: Spring 2015 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Pale gold. Lightly floral and perfumed. The impression of honey on warm buttered scones. As it opens, so this gentle complexity grows, and gives a sense of some substance. Water reveals a hint of malt, fruit syrups, and pear blossom. The palate is creamy and needs a drop of water to reveal the acid/sweet flavor of white currant, and a hint of marzipan. A classic example of a light whisky—and a distillery—which could easily be overlooked. Don't.£74