Highland Park XOP 21 Year Old, Single Malt Whisky, 70cl
Douglas Laing's XOP (Xtra Old Particular) is the best of the best from the Douglas Laing family vaults. This range of rare aged Single Malt and Single Grain Scotch Whiskies is bottled exactly the way the distiller intended: without colouring or chill-filtration, and at cask strength. This expression, from the Highland Park distillery, has spent 21 long years maturing in a refill Hogshead, and is one of only 271 bottles available.
Nose: Gingerbread, pineapple, softly salty wafts of sea air and dried peat earthiness.
Palate: Vanilla builds on the palate, paired with salted butter, raisins, stem ginger and old oak.
Finish: Baked orchard fruit, slightly flinty, dried herbs and coffee beans.