Ladyburn 41 year old, 40%

Price: $1750 Issue: Summer 2016 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Ladyburn malt distillery was part of William Grant's Girvan grain distilling complex in Ayrshire from 1966 to 1975. It was located close to where Ailsa Bay now stands. This veteran bottling is mature and rounded on a nose of sweet pears, nectarines, subtle vanilla, and a hint of old hemp. Fresh fruit and lively spice on the early palate, with worn leather and malt. The fruit lingers through the very long finish with oak, licorice, and slightly bitter citrus notes.