Douglas Laing Old Particular (distilled at Port Dundas) 26 year old 1990, 51.9%

Price: $80 Issue: Summer 2017 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Can it really be six years since the distillery closed and they demolished the chimney stack? This nose has a much stronger grain character than the other two Old Particular releases, so one to try before you buy. Beach driftwood and toasted spice aromas, with flavors of warm butterscotch, mandarin, and peach on a peppery base, shuffling into dried fruits and muscovado sugar before a spicy nougat finish. This is hardcore. (K&L Wines exclusive, 243 bottles)