Douglas Laing - Director's Cut - North British 52 yo - Tasting Notes

At the masterclass of Douglas Laing at Whisky Live The Hague we had the pleasure of enjoying a lovely 52 year old grain whisky from the North British distillery. Matured in a first fill hogshead after being distilled in 1962, and lay to rest for 52 years, before 195 bottles were drawn at 41,1%

A beautiful expression with a soft and liquerish nose, soft tropical fruit, light pipe tobacco, vanilla, kiwi and passion fruit.

The palate is soft, fruity and carries fresh citrus and mint notes. Dark chocolate, creamy, vanilla and toffee. It is a complex and balanced one for sure. The good length finish gives a bit creamy, chocolate and light tobacco. Liquid toffee notes almost.

This one needed more time to explore for sure then I could give it at this time, but oh what a great dram. An 8 out of 10 for sure, but I am afraid out of my pay grade...

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