Part of Douglas Laing's Remarkable Regional Malts series, The Gauldrons is a small-batch blended malt from Campbeltown, named after the area in the region whose name literally means "bay of storms". Both maritime and with a sweet, honeycomb character typical of the region, this is made from a marriage of the independent bottler's best casks of Campeltown single malt. Nose: A dry saltiness with sweet cereal and a late hint of gentle peat smoke. Palate: Initially dry (beachy and maritime) warming to crunched sugar, barley and oak. Finish: Warmingly spiced, bringing puffs of smoke and rock pools with a dark sugar sweetness.