Douglas Laing Provenance (distilled at Dailuaine) 10 year old, 46%

Price: $66 Issue: Summer 2015 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Dailuaine is a fascinating distillery and this has a fascinating nose, as it shows a heavy sulfury new make entering maturity and starting to pick up extra weight from the cask. There's a glimpse of sweetness, a little fruit, but the dominant character is a savory meatiness (beef stock cubes). The palate shows dried mint and masses of this meaty/sweet interplay. Is it commercial? Probably not, but it tells a really important story. I like it a lot.£45