XOP Bowmore 21yo 70cl 56.2%
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 Bowmore Distillery has spent 21 long years maturing in a Refill Hogshead. Only 317 bottles are available.
The nose is archetypal Bowmore – slightly peppered with brown sugar, a salty tang and gentle smoke. The palate reveals cures meats with toasted brioche, orange rind and creamy cereal. The long finish has a warming earthiness, peated barley and honeycomb (CSL)