Douglas Laing (distilled at Glenturret) 18 year old, 50%

Price: $124.00 Issue: Spring 2013 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Distilled in September 1994 and bottled at 18 years of age as part of Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask series, this Perthshire single malt displays a nose of malt loaf, tinned prunes, white pepper, and a suggestion of soy sauce on the nose. Finally, much more floral. Peppery on the palate, with citrus fruit, gunpowder tea, medium sherry, and cocoa powder. The powdery cocoa notes persist in the long, spicy, discreetly oaky finish. £80