Douglas Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection.
Single cask refill hogshead distilled November 1975 and bottled July 2011. Just 158 bottles.
Awarded 90 points by WhiskeyFun.com
Nose: First impression when nosing this dram is like walking into a damp dunnage warehouse - fresh, spicy carrying an old oak saturated with whiskey character plus an attractive citrus style.
Palate: The richly spiced quality immediately coats your palate with caramelised peaches and cinnamon running to more (now dry) oak.
Finish: The finish is long and remains oaky and spicy with a pleasantly sweet creamy toffee character culminating in soft chewy leather, tobacco and cedar wood.
Banff Single Malt Whiskey
The Mill of Banff Distillery was established by Major James McKilligan at Mains of Colleonard Farm just south of Banff in 1824 but closed in 1863 when Simpson's son built a new distillery on a site at Inverboyndie and named it Banff Distillery. In 1983 Banff Distillery closed, was partially demolished in 1985 and most of the rest came down during a fire in 1991. Banff is a lost Highland malt whiskey distillery with rare examples from the Gordon & MacPhail Rare Old series of bottlings, and all highly sought after.