Caledonian 42 XOP, Single Grain 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 Caledonian grain distillery, has spent 42 long years maturing in a refill hogshead. 295 bottles were filled from this cask.
Nose: Vanilla sponge cake, desiccated coconut drizzled with chocolate and a pinch of salt.
Palate: Dark caramel, dark chocolate praline, salted nuts and banoffee pie.
Finish: Treacle tart and vanilla custard.