Douglas Laing Strathisla Tasting Notes

Posted: February 16, 2012 in Scotch Whisky H-Z, Strathisla

Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask Strathisla 1995 (16 year old) 50%

Bourbon/ Code: OMC2134/ Dist: Dec 1995 Btl: Feb 2012/ Tasted: Feb 2012

A beautifully clean and fresh nose. Sweetly spiced with a touch of ozone and slightly dried, sub-tropical fruit. Liberally honeyed and showing a pleasant dollop of vanilla oak. Full and deep with a lovely fruitiness and late gristy spice. 

The palate is as fresh as the nose with some edgy white fruit and light honey along with hints of botanicals and toasty, spicy oak. Slightly grainy on the middle with a long buttery/ marzipan finish. Lightly oiled and I love that grainy bite to it!

Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask Strathisla 1991 (21 year old) 50%

Bourbon/ Code: OMC2248/ Dist: June 1991 Btl: Mar 2013/ Tasted: Apr 2013

The nose displays a a lovely freshness for its age huge dollops of mature honey, spice an oak on displays as well. A seriously expansive nose which is fragrant and enveloping which develops a light floral note along with a touch of sandalwood. 

The palate opens with plenty of softly mature oak vanillins with some relatively sweet barley and light honey. Gently spiced with a touch of toasty oak. Good length with the sweet dark-ish malt and honey continuing, finishing with a fresh citrus and mineral note.

 

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