Douglas Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection

Highland Park

1978, Aged 29 Years

ABV 56.7%
REVIEWED Issue 67
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Specifications
Brand: Highland Park, Douglas Laing, Old & Rare Platinum Selection
Expression: 1978, Aged 29 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 29 years old
Year of bottling: 2007
ABV: 56.7%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Douglas Laing
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 67
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Aromatic. With an antique fragrance. Old library. Cloved orange, cedar. Then a mouth-watering pastry note. Dundee cake. But the maltiness is not covered.
Palate: Satin-like. Splendid display of sherry flavours. Dates, candied orange, toasted hazelnuts, sultanas. Suple oakiness.
Finish: Dry, lingering. Raisins, oak.
Comment: Obviously sherried with a perfect integration of malt and wood. Incredibly smooth given the strength. Bring the chocolates, please!
8.5
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: The slightly fungal note of maturity - mushroom compost, late autumn leaves, antique shops. Then a beautiful smouldering peaty note. Sweetness too: both oak and a concentrated black fruit, toffee, then nuts. Old but fresh.
Palate: Explosive palate. Light smoke, nutty wood, coconut, brambles, shifting to nutmeg and then the peat begins to creep through. Rooty with great length.
Finish: Rooty and smoky with a fungal note.
Comment: Old, slightly grumbly but fascinating. Highly recommended.
8.5
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Highland Park Distillery, Holm Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
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