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 particular expression from the Laphroaig Distillery has spent 18 long years maturing in a Refill Hogshead. Only 299 bottles are available.
Autumn leaves and bonfires on the nose, coupled with dried seaweed, sweet peat and iodine. Detect smoked meats on the palate with burnt buttery toast, charred oak, and a saltiness balanced by a vanilla sweetness. The long finish shows peated barley, polished wood, worn leather, earthiness and burnt sugar.