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Here’s the first in a set of three Old Particular whiskies from one of the great indy distillers, Douglas Laing. Each bottling of the series is from a single cask so number of bottles available are quite limited.
Ben Nevis is a distillery I don’t often come across on my travels. I love the area, particularly following the A82 up past Ben Nevis and through Glencoe. I can’t really imagine a more picturesque place for distilling (or drinking) whisky.
Let’s see what the liquid’s like…
Nose: Boiled sweets and dessert apples with mint leaves. There’s a faint whiff of rubber, chalk, and menthol cigarettes. Takes me right back to my school days…
Palate: Pear juice and plums in custard with a rising taste of Cayenne pepper and ash.
Finish: Bitter grapefruit and a touch more menthol.
Great nose on this, but the finish spoils the experience a bit. It starts well and then falls flat into a wall of bitterness on the tongue.
Hey ho. This is part of the thrill of drinking single-cask whisky! Next in the series is the Bowmore 16…
You can get samples (and bottles) of the Old Particular range from www.MasterOfMalt.com.