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Douglas Laing Cask Strength Tasting notes and reviews

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Douglas Laing Cask Strength

Brand
Douglas Laing
Expression
Cask Strength
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended Malt
Abv
53.60%
Produced at
Douglas Laing & Co ~ Douglas Laing & Co
Region
Speyside
Website
www.douglaslaing.com
Availability
Europe

Chris Goodrum

84
Nose
A nose of herbal brittle toffee, barley and earth with hints of tart gooseberry, fennel and thyme. With time, honey, beeswax and banana skin. Water emphasises the barley and fruit.
Palate
Sweet and honeyed but the alcohol and minerality balance. Coffeed oak with barley and subtle herbal notes. They build in intensity, especially when diluted.
Finish
Masked by the alcohol and drying with the herbal notes in full swing, especially with the addition of water. Light honey and banana skin.
Comment
A seriously entertaining dram... As long as you have a bit of a herbal fetish that is!

Charles Montanaro

79
Nose
Vanilla, saltiness followed by a delicate oak spice prickle finishing on bitter orange and raisins.
Palate
Lovely oak spice, ginger and cinnamon gradually taken over by creamy vanilla and strong orange and lemon.
Finish
Light, zesty with a touch of nuttiness, cinnamon and vanilla.
Comment
Enjoyable, surprised how quaffable this is considering its ABV. If, as I suspect, this is a sherried whisky, it is extremely well balanced with no overwhelming oak but a discreet marriage of flavours. A great Speyside.
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