Macallan 1989 XOP Black Series, 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 part of the extra special Black Series is a single cask Macallan single malt., has spent 30 long years maturing in a refill hogshead. 267 bottles were filled from this cask.
Nose: Toasted teacakes with a thick layer of strawberry jam, thyme honey, pineapple and a touch of wheat richness.
Palate: Melted chocolate, strong coffee, saffron and some flinty mineral hints.
Finish: Well-rounded orchard fruit notes, mature oak and worn leather.