Douglas Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection

Ben Nevis

1963, Aged 40 Years

ABV 45%
REVIEWED Issue 42
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Specifications
Brand: Ben Nevis, Old & Rare Platinum Selection, Douglas Laing
Expression: 1963, Aged 40 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 40 years old
Year of bottling: 2004
ABV: 45%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Douglas Laing
Tasting notes
Taster   Gavin D. Smith
Nose: Very fragrant, violets and honey. A great nose.
Palate: Not surprisingly, some flat, oaky notes, but the honey, robust maltiness, and a tinge of smoke hold together to make this work rather well.
Finish: Drying sherry and oak, ultimately quite bitter and tannic.
Comment: Just about holds its own against the effects of excessive age. On the cusp!
7.5
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Plenty of wood. Plasticene, emulsion paint and amyl nitrate. Water reveals toasted oak, rich dried fruits, cumin/coriander powder.
Palate: Soft demerara sweetness. Toasted almond, grilled nut. Acquires some elegance, almost Cognac like. A floral, pot pourri note. Grippy oak.
Finish: Marzipan. Almond slices.
Comment: Strange nose but good flavours.
7.5
Visit the distillery
Ben Nevis Distillery, Lochy Bridge, Fort William, Highland, Highland, Scotland
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