Douglas Laing Old Particular


25 Years Old

ABV 60.6%
REVIEWED Issue 132
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Brand: Cameronbridge, Old Particular
Expression: 25 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Grain
Age: 25 years old
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 60.6%
Country/Region: Scotland / Lowland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Soft for such a high ABV. Dried fruit, sweet berries, herbal grain and subtle smoke. Bourbony’ oak with chunks of sweet vanilla, coffee and peppery spice. Spirit keeps the oak in check.
Palate: Herbal and earthy with dried fruit, spice, and oak. Big, boisterous and bourbony! Awash with vanilla, coconut and sweet coffee.
Finish: Long and spicy with the sweetness of the dried fruit balancing the alcohol and grain notes. Succulent with wood tannins adding a bitter twist to the finale.
Comment: Who says grain whiskies have no body? A fantastic, middle aged grain.
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Gives off the traditional notes you expect from a grain at high strength (acetone, pine wood chippings, pear soap and vanilla) but with a hint of age in there too, giving body.
Palate: Direct, with grapefruit, lemon and lime. Could well be the concentrate for Tanqueray 10.
Finish: Flint and lemon juice.
Comment: A classic example of a grain that has probably had a good couple of decades in cask, but could do with a few more. What harm would it do to leave this for another twenty years or so?
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