Douglas Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection

Douglas Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection

Highland Park Distillery

1978, Aged 29 Years

ABV: 56.7%

Age: 29 Years Old

Year Bottled: 2007

Style: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Region: Islands (Non Islay)

Bottling: Douglas Laing

Overall
Score

8.5

Tasting Notes

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.

Taster Score
8.5

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