Douglas Laing Premier Barrel (distilled at Glengoyne) 7 year old, 46%

Price: $95 Issue: Summer 2015 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Another youthful offering from Douglas Laing in its Premier Barrel series, presented in one of 863 ceramic decanters. This Glengoyne initially offers a nose of cherries and treacle before tinned tomatoes make their presence felt. Tangy fruits on the palate, malt, and spicy sausage. Caramel, spices, and a hint of oak in the finish. An interesting contrast to the older, more sherry cask-focused Glengoyne ‘house' bottlings.£65