Review #522 (2017)
From Douglas Laing comes this refill hogshead with the cask number DL11061. Only 224 bottles were made. Light white fruits towards the exotics in the smell. Sweet vanilla and sweet biscuits. The oak is mild and gentle.
So sweet in the taste!! Sugary, syrupy – like Crème Brulee. Oak and wood spices with vanilla on the side. It doesn’t change much in the finish, but the sweetness lingers out beautifully! Some fruitiness comes forward though. Sweet pears and dessert-like pineapples.
A true old grain whisky. Very sweet, but with many other things going on as well. A good whisky for desserts that would go great with most things. This is a whisky I could keep coming back to. I will give this 87/100 (21/22/22/22).