Douglas Laing
7.8

Douglas Laing

Small Batch Release

ABV 46.2%

I think this could have worked better with some grain thrown in.

Joel Harrison

Specification

Douglas Laing

Brand

Small Batch Release

Expression

Blended Malt

Type

No age statement

Age (Years)

2016

Year of Bottling

46.2%

ABV

Lowland

Region/Country

Independent Bottling

Bottling Type

Tasting Notes

Joel Harrison

Taster

Nose: A thin nose of cheap vanilla ice cream and sweetened whipped cream with hints of lemon drops and candy canes. Some fresh mint and sweet sugar notes. \n

Palate: As thin as the nose with some really bitter notes from the oak. Fresh lime and some coal dust/char appear; with some water it gets sweeter and more bitter.\n

Finish: More bitterness from the oak, like over-brewed tea. \n

Comment: I think this could have worked better with some grain thrown in.

Score: 7.2

Chris Goodrum

Taster

Nose: Fresh and citric with tropical melon, apricot, cream soda and an almost American hop-like note. The fruit becomes fleshy, earthy and manurey.

Palate: Tart, granulated sugar coated citrus and pear. Lightly bubblegummy and mineral. Lacking in oak but that means it stays wonderfully fresh. Water makes it fleshier and more honeyed. \n

Finish: Long, citric and minerally with lingering fruit and a little bittering from the oak.\n

Comment: A lovely, weighty Lowland malt, which reminds me of Littlemill.

Score: 8.4

7.8
Overall Score

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