Douglas Laing Glen Moray Tasting Notes

Posted: August 26, 2015 in Glen Moray, Scotch Whisky A-G

Douglas Laing Old Particular Glen Moray 1999 (14 year old) 48.4%

Bourbon/ Code: OLP0053/ Dist: Jun 1999 Btl: Apr 2015/ Tasted: May 2015

The nose is a little subdued with oily barley and hints of dried fruit. Sweet and herbal with a late creamy vanilla and butterscotch note.

The palate is a little tart and citric with hints of barley and honey. A touch of vanilla and sharp spices come through on the middle. Long, exceedingly herbal finish with some green fruit and lightly bittering oak.

Douglas Laing Old Particular Glen Moray 1999 (15 year old) 48.4%

Bourbon/ Code: OLD0135/ Dist: Jun 1999 Btl: Aug 2014/ Tasted: Jun 2015

Quite gristy aromas with curry spice, Bourbony oak and a little hard barley. Hints of toasted toffee plus almost re-fill sherry like herbal notes, which begin to dominate.

The palate is lightly oiled and very herbal with gritty oak tannins and vanilla. A touch of barley and citrus appears on the middle but like the nose the hrbal notes dominate. Long and very spicy with coffee, milk chocolate and vanilla.

Douglas Laing Old Particular Glen Moray 1995 (20 year old) 51.5%

Bourbon/ Code: OLD0226/ Dist: Mar 1995 Btl: Aug 2015/ Tasted: Sept 2015

A heavy barley nose with hints of pollen heavy flowers, apricot and honey. The aromas become quite oily with just a smidge of toffee and honeycomb. Deep and juicy with a faint mineral freshness.

The palate is full and barley’d but shot through by a delightful seam of citrus. Dusty oak and toffee notes appear along with honey and thick apricot. Long and slightly grassy with lime powering through. A lovely balance of freshness and maturity.

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