Douglas Laing, one of the well known independent bottlers, have an Old Particular range, where they present single casks of whisky that has reached a certain age at cask strength, which includes single grains…
51.5% abv, €80single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour
Nose: sweet, maize, spicy, a touch of cinnamon, citrus, hints of grapefruit and oranges
Palate: sweet, honey, creamy, spicy, cinnamon, a hint of cloves, citrus, grapefruit
Finish: medium long, sweet corn, spicy, a touch of bitter
Conclusion: I am not overly exited about this. It might have been a better choice to leave it in the cask a little longer. Not a bad drink, but nothing exciting.
More info: Distilled in December 1989, matured in refill ex-Bourbon barrel #10805 for 25 years, to be bottled into 232 bottles in June 2015.
.many thanks to Douglas Laing for sending us the sample to review