Douglas Laing Old & Rare


1974, 34 Years Old

ABV 58.3%
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Brand: Bunnahabhain, Douglas Laing, Old & Rare
Expression: 1974, 34 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 34 years old
ABV: 58.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Douglas Laing
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Lots of oak influence alongside dry bracken. Quite dry and hint of hard toffee. Some charred/ smoky notes. Prunes brazil nut and the hint of the old antique shop about it.
Palate: Tannic with a slight bitterness. Burnt grass and a whiff of sulphur with some fruit cake notes behind. Another autumnal dram.
Finish: Firm and incense like.
Comment: Sherry bomb lovers will like this, but a little too much for me.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Intense. A display of oaky notes. Polished old floor. Cigar box. Touch of sandalwood. Antique shop. It takes time to tone the alcohol down. Demerara sugar and exotic fruit.
Palate: A would-be sweetness which is fought by grippy oak and the alcohol bite. Toffee shines through.
Finish: Quite lingering but rather astringent.
Comment: Too bad oak is so overwhelming and aggressive. If that whisky had stayed less in cask, it would have been stunning.
Visit the distillery
Bunnahabhain Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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