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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

ABERFELDY 1994 - DOUGLAS LAING - OLD MALT CASK - PART I

It's time to do an 8 part on the different series from Glasgow indie bottler Douglas Laing.
They do different series of bottlings and the ones that I'll be reviewing here are:

Old Malt Cask, Douglas McGibbon Provenance, Premier Barrel and Hunter Hamilton Clan Denny

Besides those they do a couple of undisclosed malts like 'Big Peat' and and a series called 'Double Barrel' and of course their ultra premium range 'Old & Rare Platinum' and 'Director's Cut'...and even mentioning these, I've forgotten some.

You can read more about Douglas Laing here and of course find their complete brands list there, too.

First one up in this review series is bottling of the highland distillery, Aberfeldy, usually associated with Dewar's...

Aberfeldy 1994 16yo 50% xx.06.1994/xx.12.2010, refill hogshead#6844, 350 bottles, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask

Pale straw in colour

Nose:
Fresh cut grass, lemons, hints of malt and mash

Taste:
Very nice arrival on white tinned fruits, some oak spices and an oily feel to it, without it sticking to your mouth, very fresh and satisfying.

A very pleasant surprise, this one!

87/100!

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