Douglas Laing's XOP


25 Years Old

ABV 55.1%
REVIEWED Issue 131
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Brand: Bowmore, Douglas Laing, XOP
Expression: 25 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 25 years old
Year of bottling: 2015
ABV: 55.1%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Issue 131
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Punchy tones of smoke grapefruit, tinned pineapple and vintage pomade.
Palate: Tonka bean, popping candy and peat smoke are the order of the day here, with some more pineapple juice and a good dollop of grapefruit again.
Finish: Chamois leather and smoke.
Comment: I really like this. Right up my street for a good, solid, peaty whisky.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: A lovely subtlety hinting at some age. Plenty of sweet barley and medicinal peat. Woody along with hints of Parma Violets, manure, earth and liquorice.
Palate: Barley sweet but the saltiness balances. Woody with hints of coffee, earth and cigar smoke. Bracing and intense with medicinal peat, sweet peat and tar.
Finish: Long, mouth-watering and coastal with the sweet barley acting like a partial buffer. Lovely coffee and Parma Violet finish.
Comment: A lovely, mature Islay malt which displays an excellent complexity of peat aromas and flavours.
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Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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