Clynelish 21 Year Old - XOP (Douglas Laing)
Each cask selected for Xtra Old Particular (XOP) is personally curated by Cara and Fred Laing; their tireless commitment to perfection, exceptionally refined palates and unmatched passion for Scotch Whisky combining to ensure each sip is nothing short of extraordinary. Always at Cask Strength and staunchly presented without colouring or chill-filtration, savour every sip of the iconic drop of history offered by XOP.
A 21 year old single malt from Clynelish, bottled for the Xtra Old Particular range by Douglas Laing. This one was matured from April 1997 to August 2018 in a refill hogshead (cask 12781), and then bottled at cask strength with an outturn of 309 bottles.
The old Clynelish barrels from Douglas Laing are something spectacular, often scoring about 95 points by Jim Murray ensuring instant collectors items. He hasn't published his notes on this one yet...
"The nose is buttery with sweet milky cereal developing to coconut cream and sugary shortbread. The thick and moreish palate shows malted barley, allspice, and warm pastry with stewed apples. The finish lingers nicely with hints of tangerine, poached pears and mint, then a creamy oak character". CSL
700mL. 54.7% VOL. From a cask of only 309 bottles.