Douglas Laing Single Minded (distilled at Jura) 8 year old, 41.5%

Price: $48 Issue: Summer 2015 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Bottled as part of Douglas Laing's Single Minded range, which focuses on young small batch bottlings, this 8 year old Jura matured in two refill sherry butts after being distilled in April 2006. Pear drops, pine nuts, and damp woodland on the nose. The palate is light and fruity, though dark spices and aniseed soon emerge. Peppery oak in the dry finish.£33