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[3 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]
Old Particular Strathclyde 27 yo [D.Laing] – Single Grain – Review

Another single Grain from Strathclyde today, following the lovely 25 year old Sovereign reviewed here only a few days ago.. This one is a part of a 4 release of single grain by D.Laing consisting of  Cameronbridge 25 Years Old, Girvan 25 Years Old,North British 21 Years Old and this one. we’re above the 25 year old mark, so I …

Douglas Laing, Headline, Johnnie Walker, News, PR »

[23 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Whisky news for August – Recap

Well, I am back from a long vacation in India (which was FAB! if you’re wondering). during this time of silence there were quite a few whisky news I decided to aggregate into one post. So here is this months’ Whisky news Digest.
Old Particular Grain expressions released

Douglas Laing & Co., leading purveyor and creator of the finest Scotch Whiskies, announces …

Blended Malts, Cask Strength, Douglas Laing, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[22 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
The new Scallywag Cask Strength [D.Laing] – Review

Douglas Laing’s original Scallywag was launched in November 2013 and was quite successful (reviewed here)  I liked it quite a bit . However D.Laing were not  content with letting sleeping dogs lie, and they now reveal its Cask strength version:  Scallywag Cask Strength bottled at 53.6%, and is more limited .This edition bottling is created using only the finest Speyside …

Ardbeg, Blended Malts, Craigellachie, Douglas Laing, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[17 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Ardbeg & Craigellachie – Double Barrel (Douglas Laing)

What do you get when you mix a bit of peated Ardbeg from Islay, and some Speyside Craigellachie? You get a very nice blended malt which is the the double barrel A/C bottled by Douglas Laing. They have quite a few of those mix and match blended malts, which for some reason I’ve never tasted, until now. Some would say …

Douglas Laing, Featured, Feis Ile, Headline, Laphroaig, Tasting Notes »

[25 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Celebrating Feis Ile 2015 : Laphroaig 14 year old – Douglas Laing’s Old Particular – Feis Ile 2015 edition

It’s this time of year and The Islay festival of malt and music (FEIS ILE) is in full motion. Sadly, I am not able to be there this year (again!), but quite a few friends (and whisky friends) are there…  Gladly Douglas Laing have bottled a special edition Old Particular Laphroaig to celebrate the event, and I they kindly shared …

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[18 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
A new vatted malt from Douglas Laing–“Rock Oyster” – Review

With nearly seven decades experience in the Scotch Whisky industry, leading independent Scotch Whisky specialist, Douglas Laing & Co announced the release of their brand new Island inspired “Vatted” Malt – Rock Oyster.
This is the 3rd vatted malt release in recent years , after the “Scallywag” and “Timorous Beastie”.
Paying homage the sea, Douglas Laing’s Rock Oyster is a Small Batch …

Blended Malts, Douglas Laing, Headline, Highlands, Tasting Notes »

[11 Sep 2014 | One Comment | ]
New Blended Malt from Douglas Laing – “TIMOROUS BEASTIE”–tasting notes

A new product from D.Laing is always good news, and after the “Scallywag” comes another blended malt, this time made from a few single malts from the Scottish Highlands. Here’s the PR :
Established in 1948, leading independent Scotch Whisky specialist, Douglas Laing & Co today announce the release of their brand new Highland “Vatted” Malt – Timorous Beastie.
Douglas Laing’s Timorous …

Blended Malts, Douglas Laing, Featured, Headline, Islay, Tasting Notes »

[10 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Big Peat Xmas Edition 2014 Batch 61

Another wee sample from Maltstock, of one of my favourite Blended malts with a major peaty profile (and a cool looking bottle, mind you!) – Big peat Xmas Edition.
Big Peat Xmas Edition 2014 Batch 61, 55.7% abv
Nose: Fruity and smoky with caramelized apples with bacon and maple syrup. Some ash and leather too as well as cinnamon gum.
Palate: Big …

Aultmore, Douglas Laing, Headline, Provenance, Tasting Notes »

[30 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Aultmore 5 yo  “Provenance” – Douglas Laing – Commemorative 1,000th Bottling Edition

Being a young whisky does not not automatically make one a lesser whisky, and with all the NAS phenomena going on and just taking over the whisky scene, it’s nice to see examples of independent bottlers indicating – 5 year old on the label, as if saying “I am 5 year old, and I am not ashamed of it, I …

Douglas Laing, Featured, Headline, Highland Park, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[25 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Quick Dram: Highland Park 17 yo , 1996 – Old Particular [Douglas Laing]

Time to try another D.Laing ‘Old Particular’ , and this time Highland park, one of my Fav. distilleries for sure. Distilled September 1996 and bottled in September 2013 , NCF.
Highland Park 17 yo , 1996 – Old Particular , 48.4% , £90
Nose: Aye laddie! It’s a very nice nose. Tons of heathery peat. Sweet cereal and hints of exotic fruit …