Caledonian 42 XOP
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.
This whisky has notes of runny honey, fresh oak and cinnamon on the nose. The palate has coffee mocha flavours and sweet floral notes, while the finish brings out caramelised fruits and gentle spices. Bottled in 2018 at cask strength.