Insider knowledge: Macallan 25 Year Old 1979 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Macallan 25 Year Old 1979 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Spiced, malty nose with hints of cooked fruit, nectarine and bourbon.
Palate: Vanilla and butterscotch, baked apples, allspice and toasted oak. Very rich and fruity.
Finish: Long, spiced finish.
Overall: A toasty, bourbon-influenced whisky.