Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
The Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
28 years old
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 Jul 2010 10:22 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 290.00

3 × in wishlist

11 × member ratings

14 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Coleburn 1971 DL

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.67 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    For me, this is the style that is the most unappreciated by the modern and older generation drinker. A style that falls through the cracks. I would characterize the style as a massively honeyed and fat spirit. Fruity like a 73 speyside with these beautiful fruits, minty, beeswax heft and fat honeyed texture. I adore this old Speyside style; which is also extinct. I think the old way of distilling, in conjunction with old style oak casks. They were higher quality and had a lot of life to give, even into 4th fills..

    My theory is that the modern drinker overlooks it. Unaware of the changes in distilling practices and quality of casks. It doesn’t own high scores from experts, or even a profile that is trendy, and thus falls under the radar.

    The older generation was simply spoiled. They swam in this stuff and watched every 70s Ardbeg and Brora rocket to oblivion in prices. While that may be a sad state of affairs, the humble and beautiful old Speyside style was, and is -mostly- forgotten about.

    Maybe none of that is true, and it simply falls into my flavour preference. It matters not.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Mountain honey, milky caramel, soft and subtle florals (wildflowers), honeydew melon, dunnage and hessian. Soft and almost lowlandy. Very pretty.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Creamed honey, honeycomb, seriously - all the honeys. Beeswax, a little mint, clotted cream and biscuit. Milk chocolate, honeydew and blood orange.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Ginger honey, a little white pepper, minty wood oils, thick honey. Not overly long, but just lovely tasty stuff. There is no modern equivalent.

  2. hans1971 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Dr.Nose scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Delicious fruity, some older scents (dusty books) and vanilla.
    The taste has a bit too much bitterness in it.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" />


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