.speyside - 17yo - douglas laing - old particular 0034

48,4% abv, €115, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour

Nose: wood, sweet, toffee, fruit, citrus, blood-oranges, HUGE amount of red grapefruits, dried fruits, prunes, wood, old book stores (which I love)
Palate: sweet, toffee, gingerbread, candied ginger, spicy, jalapeƱos, dried fruits, raisins
Finish: sweet, dried fruits, raisins, tannins, wood, metallic
Mark: +++/++

Conclusion: the nose is fantastic, the taste is really nice, the finish is... I don't know if I really like the finish. There is a little left in the bottle, so I might do a comeback.

More info: Distilled in November 1996, matured in ex-Sherry butt #10097, bottled into one of only 413 bottles in January 2014.

A big thank you goes out to Douglas Laing for providing us with these samples 

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