By Mike Lord
Here are the new bottlings we have in from Doulas Laing. The tasting notes are from them.
It's getting harder and harder to find Glen Ord particularly in Europe. This one is a very fruity orangy example.
Nose: Opens clean & refreshing - running to sweet fruit + gristy style.
Taste: Still sweet - a macerated ripe fruit character + gentle spices.
Finish: Long - sweetly spiced with a pleasant orange bitters lingering.
Although this is from a refill sherry but it is a big sherried whisky with lots of citrus and ginger nicely balanced with leather and tobacco.
Nose: Richly spiced - running to a caramelised orange trait + barley sugar.
Taste: Mouth coating with toffee and ginger + a warming citrus quality.
Finish: Long - carrying an attractive oak, leather & sweet tobacco style.
It's difficult to find a single cask Glen Keith and particularly one that doesn't break the bank. And this one is even very very drinkable.
Nose: Fresh & fruitily sweet + fresh homemade shortbread + sweet melon.
Taste: Distinctly barley sugared running to a sweet orange/lime zest style.
Finish: Still fresh and fruity - replicating nose & palate + more zest.
Oooh, an old Imperial and with definite traces of peat smoke!
Nose: Dry cedar wood shavings open to sweet dark fruit tones + ash
Taste: Richly spiced - lightly smoked/peated + old wooden candy boxes.
Finish: Camphor and cough drops + warming spices + late soft leather.
A lush spicy, honey toasty Knockando.
Nose: Opens fruity & sweetly spiced running to a bees wax style.
Taste: Rich - carrying a dry spicy quality + a distinct oak character. Rich - carrying a dry spicy quality + a distinct oak character.
Finish: Long - still spicy + burnt toast & honey that runs and runs.
Now this is a very good Laphraoig.
Nose: Opens sweet & vanilla'd running to soft smoke + flamed orange zest
Taste: Still sweet & softly smoked + more vanilla - burnt home baked style.
Finish: Long - with an ashes and burnt wood character + lingering creosote.
See our full Douglas Laing range.