Douglas Laing Old Particular Laphroaig 18yo & Douglas Laing Old Particular Bruichladdich 13yo!
Ooh, an indie bottling of Laphroaig! These are always a treat! This one was distilled on the Isle of Islay in November 1998 and allowed to age in a refill hogshead for 18 years. In November 2016, the cask was cracked open and the whisky was bottled by Douglas Laing for their Old particular range. 383 bottles were produced.
13-year-old single malt Scotch whisky from the Bruichladdich, matured in a refill hogshead from August 2002 to November 2015. It has been bottled by the lovely folks at Douglas Laing as part of their Old Particular range. 199 bottles were released.
OLD PARTICULAR LAPHROAIG 18 YEARS
Douglas Laing's "Old Particular" is a particularly unique series of individually hand-selected aged Single Cask Malts and Single Cask Single Grains from all over Scotland. Each is bottled exactly the way the distiller intended: Without colouring, or chill-filtration. This Laphroaig Single Malt expression was distilled in December 1998 and bottled after 18 long years spent maturing in a Refill Hogshead. Only 262 bottles where produced.
Nose: Peated barley moving to smoked pork served with a plum sauce. Palate: Sweet, with an oily mouth feel, salted caramel, BBQ ash and perfectly charred meat. Finish: Long and moreish with lingering sea salt, iodine and flambéed orange peel
48.4% alc. vol
Laphroaig 18 Year-Old
A big and bold expression of Laphroaig that manages to be both intensely smoky but also well rounded with a sweet, oakiness.
BODY: An intense depth that is exceptionally balanced and warming. PALATE: An instant warming tang of smoke fades into smooth floral scents, which blends seamlessly into an oaky nuttiness and leaves a lasting sweetness on the taste. With a touch of water, the peaty warmth fills the mouth but does not overshadow the sweet chocolate smoothness. This is balanced by the rich toffee taste and slowly fades into a delicate hint of heather and peat smoke. FINISH: Full bodied, long with a luxurious oily smoothness.
At bottling strength, a soft toffee sweet but faintly spicy flavour counterbalances the trace of delicate phenols and fruit. An all encompassing smoothness brings these together. A touch of water allows the seaweed and salt to come through but not enough to overpower the vanilla and honey sweetness with just a trace of new mown hay and peat at the finish.
A combination of Bourbon and Sherry casks
48% alc. Vol.