Cambus 1979 XOP Black Series
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 Cambus grain distillery, has spent 40 long years maturing in a refill hogshead. 312 bottles were filled from this cask.
Rich fudge pieces with an aromatic edge reminiscent of fabric softener. Fruit soon develops with gooseberries in cream and a little pear drop. Spicy ginger and cinnamon linger in the background.