Douglas Laing Single Minded Speyside 24 year old, 46%

Price: $125 Issue: Fall 2015 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Huge marzipan/almond notes greet you on the first sniff. This then moves into an aroma like crepe bandage and even a hint of ointment, then lychee and some maltiness. The palate is surprisingly feisty, with a little orange. Water brings out mash tun aromas and a pleasing whiff of sheep pens. When diluted, the palate is very pretty, with the almond returning. Easy drinking.£80