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

Price: $127 Issue: Fall 2015 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Immediate rancio notes, with some hazelnut and cheese rind. Added oxidative notes of nuts moves things into Brandy de Jerez territory. Sumptuous stuff, with Miltonduff's floral character adding a delicate top note, something which is enhanced with water. The tannins are light, allowing a silky feel to predominate, with just enough of a bitter edge to add interest. Very good indeed.£81