Braeval 25yo XOP 70cl 42.3%
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 the Braeval distillery, has spent 25 long years maturing in a refill Hogshead, and is one of only 253 bottles available.
Nose: Clean and gristy initially, then warms to buttered burnt toast with dark honey
Palate: Warmingly spiced, before it heads to barley, sugar, spices and coffee
Finish: More of that coffee now, with dry spices, heather based honey and light oak