Douglas Laing has been independently bottling Scotch since 1948, and have several ranges that include blended malts, blended whiskies, single malts, and single grain. XOP (Xtra Old Particular) is a range of very rare single cask whiskies from highly acclaimed distilleries, including some closed ones. Non-chill filtered, with no added colouring and bottled at natural cask strength, these are whiskies for a special occasion. Only 301 bottles of this old Islay single malt were released. A rich and beautiful nose with toasted barley and a citric quality. The smooth palate opens gently and moves to marmalade quality with coastal sea salt and gentle smoke. The finish has more of those stewed and cooked fruits with very gentle bees wax and leather.