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[Quick Review] The Gauldrons - Batch 5 (Douglas Laing) 46.2%

  Picture courtesy of Bottler : Douglas Laing Age : NAS Distilled : n/a Bottled : n/a Cask : n/a Abv : 46.2% Unchillfiltered : Yes Natural Colour : Yes Nb of bottles : n/a Extra : The Gauldrons is part of a range of 6 Blended Malt whiskies released by Douglas Laing, each focusing on a Scottish region (The Epicurian - Lowlands, Timorous Beastie - Highlands, Scallywag - Speyside, Rock Oyster - Islands and Big Peat - Islay) Nose : Sweet, fruity and maritime. Cereal, apricot, vanilla, a little wax, quite creamy. A touch of cedar wood and citrus, hints of brine and thyme, chalky and some milk chocolate. That reminds me more of Glen Scotia than Springbank... Very promising! Palate : A little thin at first on the mouthfeel despite being 46.2%. Citrus, spices, some bitter elements, dry wood, some honeycomb sweetness as well and hints of aniseed. After a very promising nose, I feel slightly let down by the palate. I think I was expecting a little more.   Finish : Oak, blac