North British 1962 / 50 Year Old / Cask #8228

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North British 1962 / 50 Year Old / Cask #8228
70cl / 57.1%
Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A second old 50 year old North British grain whisky from Douglas Laing's Directors' Cut range, following up their 1961 vintage from earlier in 2012 with a 1962. This has been bottled from a single refill butt at a solid cask strength of 57.1%.
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CountryScotlandRegionLowlandBottlerDouglas LaingSeriesDirectors' CutAge50 Year OldVintage1962Cask Number8228No of Bottles222
Tasting Notes:
Tasting notes by Billy A

Nose: Almost a hint of sulphur - a slightly struck- match meatiness. That's at the back though, hidden by sweet grapes, sultanas, vanilla, a light almond nuttiness, hints of marzipan, brown sugar, green wood and polished wooden boards.

Palate: Lighter than the nose suggests with a balanced dryness, some old wood sourness, sugary sweetness, freshly seasoned cedar cigar boxes, some vegetal notes, dark liquorice and lingering spice.

Finish: Freshly cut boards, rich dry fruit, cloves and woody spice.

Comment: This tastes old but holds that age well - lots of wood, but it's all good. There's a bit of a sawdusty hint from time to time, but in the main it's rich fruit and polished boards. It also hides its strength - at 57.1% you'd expect a kick, but it never comes. An impressive old dram, although dominated by wood.

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