Douglas Laing Provenance (distilled at Fettercairn) 2003, 45%

Price: $56 Issue: Spring 2015 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

An 11 year old Fettercairn from Douglas Laing, this is an undemanding but pleasing Highland dram. It comes from a distillery which tends to polarize opinion among drinkers. The nose is light and crisp, slightly floral, with pear juice and a hint of honey. Sweet and spicy on the palate, with hazelnuts and drinking chocolate. Powdery in the finish, with tangerines and a suggestion of Parma violets.£37