Old Particular is a series of bottlings from the independent bottler Douglas Laing. The spirit in this Clynelish cask, a refill hogshead, was distilled in April 1997 and bottled in May 2015. The cask provided 216 bottles, and at least some are available at Vinmonopolet. It has the reference DL10770.
Nose: Fruits and berries, gooseberry bush, green apples. With water the fruit intensifies.
Palate: Black pepper, a lot of sweetness, cask as well, somewhat musty oak, cinnamon.
Comments: Not a text-book Clynelish, but it’s complex and certainly very nice.
Tasted at Trondheim Whiskyfestival 2016.