Douglas Laing Glen Elgin Tasting Notes

Posted: August 12, 2014 in Glen Elgin, Scotch Whisky A-G

Douglas Laing Old Particular Glen Elgin 1992 (21 year old) 51.5%

Bourbon/ Code: OLD0051

An evocative nose of sweet barley and sawdusty oak. Lovely depth with hints of liquid Orange, cinnamon, straw and nutty honey. Quite fragrant and creamy with time.

The palate opens with some lightly syrup coated barley, apricot, sweet spice, coffee, almond and hints of bitter dark chocolate. Superb complexity of rich fruit. Lovely mineral finish with a mouth-watering sweet fruitiness and touch of sawdusty oak. Wow. Those herbal spices linger.

Douglas Laing Old Particular Glen Elgin 1995 (21 year old) 51.5%

Refill Bourbon Hogshead/ Code: OLD0413/ DL11596

Dist: Dec 1995 Btl: Mar 2017/ Tasted: Mar 2017

An intensely mineral and citric nose with subtle baked fruit notes and a touch of barley, straw and earth. The oak is pretty subtle but it has a lovely, mature, dusty edge and with time hints of violet and hyacinth appear. All told it’s wonderfully fresh and vibrant for its age.

The palate is as fresh and citric as the nose suggests with barley and lovely mature oak and baked fruit notes. Vibrant and edgy with a superb depth. Long and remaining citric and vibrant with a very mineral finish. The oak returns on the after-taste along with some sweeter barley and violets.


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