A bit of an interesting dram this one, a 45yo (1965) single grain from the old Caledonian distillery in Edinburgh, bottled by Douglas Laing.
It’s got the texture of a dessert wine (well, almost) and familiar notes of incredibly sweet honey. There’s oodles of pungent yet hugely sweet vanilla and heavy spices from the oak along with tropical fruit cocktail and some citrus fruit. Slightly plasticky though, which is a bit odd and let’s it down.
I must admit, I’m not generally a fan of bourbon and this has a remarkably similar profile but it’s still a pretty enjoyable dram.
3/5, a bit too sweet for me but it would be an interesting alternative to a Sauternes or such.
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