Douglas Laing The Old & Rare – Ardbeg Distillery 1973 – 29 years old


At Whisky Afloat last week Thomas got a sample of this Ardbeg from 1973, 29 years old, from Douglas Laing ‘The Old & Rare’ collection. Very glad he shared this one with me, it was lovely 🙂

Nose
Sweet, light earthy peaty feel, floral and soft heather. Warm, toffee, creamy, chocolate, leather.

Soft fruit bowl notes, oranges, marmalade, marzipan, nuts, light green tea notes, salty caramel chocolate and propolis

Palate
Light peat mixed with warm cherry’s and whipped cream with chocolate sauce sprinkles and honey.

Dried stone fruits, vanilla, raisin, rich fruit cake, brownies, green tea, toffee, warm, light red chili note in the back, orange, banana, a bit salty, lavender

Finish
Medium length finish, cocoa, bit chocolate and some warm red fruits mixed with vanilla

Score
8 / 10 balanced, soft and sweet

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