Banff 36 Year Old Douglas Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection.
Single cask refill hogshead distilled November 1975 and bottled June 2012. 153 numbered bottles.
Sweet barley is immediately evident on the nose – and it opens further with honey, fresh cut summer grass – running to subtle aged and toasted, smoking oak. Palatewise there is a mouthcoating sugar tang of sweetness plus a Galliano liqueur style of spiciness with more late honey (Hot Toddy style) and coffee. Beyond replication of those same flavours – on the finish there is a vanilla fudge quality with the soft spices carrying even more interest.