Enjoyed this lovely grain whisky from the Director’s Cut line of Douglas Laing very much at the Whisky Live The Hague masterclass. This is a 35 year old expression from the Port Dundas distillery. Distilled in January 1978 and bottled in April 2013. It is matured in a refill hogshead producing 280 bottles at 59,2%
The nose is complex with fresh and sweet notes of a mix of raisin, dried apricots and apples. Very gentle and soft sweet clover honey with some tropical fruit, cocos and toffee.
The palate delivers a soft, spice, vanilla and raisin feel. Much like the nose with soft spices and Victoria cake, sand cookies, sweet Turkish fruit cake, cinnamon, toffee, milk chocolate and cocos. Sweet tropical fruits and butterscotch
Quite a good finish with sweet cocos and toffee. Scoring this one an 8+ out of 10. Complex, sweet, fruity, very jummy. Amazing dram. This was my favorite of the line up for sure!