Mystery Single Grain Sample

Single grain scotch whisky

62.1% ABV

Score: 89/100

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What they say:

At this point during our visit to the Douglas Laing & Co Ltd. HQ, we were graced by a visit from Fred Laing himself to check we were having an enjoyable time and were being well looked-after! Fred suggested Jan may want to try a new single grain sample on us that they had both recently sampled. Details of the distillery, age and cask maturation were shared with us after tasting to help us understand what this sample was, however these details must remain secret as this whisky has not been released just yet!

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What I say:

Mystery single grain!

Colour:

Rich, dark amber gold

Nose:

Masses of toffee, fudge and caramelised sugar, vanilla crème brulee, sticky toffee pudding (slightly over baked), and Tom hit the nail on the head with Mocha Jell Belly jelly beans, in fact almost savoury (camp) coffee element

Taste:

Spicy at first, espresso coffee with caramel syrup, a little chilli heat, then fruity, prunes, raisins and figs, honey-roasted nuts, almonds, walnut, hazelnut, hints of cocoa

Finish:

Medium long bitter-sweet treacle then maple syrup, drying leather and sweet golden syrup

Overall:

A very interesting mystery dram indeed! Well-received by all of us and hopefully soon to be an interesting addition to the Douglas Laing & Co Ltd. range!