The Epicurean Lowland Blended Malt Whisky Douglas Laing

The independent bottler Douglas Laing has made blended malt whiskies from different regions in Scotland; Big Peat (Big Peat Christmas 2015) from Islay, Scallywag from Speyside, Timorous Beastie from the Highlands, Rock Oyster from the islands and finally: The Epicurean from the Lowlands.

The Epicurean Lowland Blended Malt Whisky is available in Norway at NOK 650. It is bottled at 46,2 ABV.

Fresh on the nose. I get lemon and lime. Cold as well with eucalyptus and mint. A bit malt and overripe banana makes it appear like a young whisky. I find something sour, but I cannot define it. Mint and eucalyptus is the first thing that comes to my mind after the first sip. From the second sip it turns out to be spicy on the palate. A lot of ginger, like a ginger shot. Nutmeg and coriander. The finish is warm and lingering with the spicy notes. There is a sourness lurking in the background all the way and at the same time there is a delicacy to this whisky.

My score: nose 20 / taste 20 / finish 20 / balance 20 = 80

– Tone

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