Douglas Laing

1979, Aged 26 Years (bottled for The Whisky Fair)

ABV 57.2%
REVIEWED Issue 54
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Specifications
Brand: Caol Ila, Douglas Laing
Expression: 1979, Aged 26 Years (bottled for The Whisky Fair)
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 26 years old
ABV: 57.2%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Awards
Recommended
Issue 54
Tasting notes
Taster   Owen Barstow
Nose: Delicate, but undeniable phenols waft above a cream soda/candy floss base. Pear drops, too.
Palate: Sweet 'n' salt. Beautiful biscuity fresh flavours of toasting malt.
Finish: Sweet, smoky and medicinal.
Comment: Smoked malt aromas and flavours remind me of early morning mashing at a Bavarian smoked beer brewery. Stunningly balanced.
8.8
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Tropical fruit flavoured Germolene. Artificial strawberry flavour. Yacht varnish. A sweet floral note too. With water, cigarette ash and horses. Lemon and mothballs.
Palate: Antiseptic, ropey, then leathery. Some fruitiness tucked in somewhere.
Finish: Salted cashews rolled in cigarette ash.
Comment: Should have been taken out of the cask a few years back. Easy to say now of course.
7.8
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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