big peat – dbtd edition

Big Peat. After a couple of years, he has become a well known face in the shelve on many peated-whisky lovers' collections. A blended malt of several Islay malts, with several special releases for special occasions, each with their special strength. Created in the laboratories of Douglas Laing, especially for the generous people of Drinks … Continue reading big peat – dbtd edition

.syndicate 58/6

The Syndycate 58/6 blended whisky was crafted from 18 single malts and four single grains. Using the original Solera system, the blend quite possibly still contains small quantities of whisky from the original 1958 blend, which has received an extra maturation period of two to four years in ex-Sherry casks. 40% abv, €35  blend Nose: … Continue reading .syndicate 58/6

.rock oyster – cask strength

From Douglas Laing's Remarkable Regional Malts series, they have put together a blended malt from distilleries of most of the Scottish Isles where distilleries are at work. including some of the beefiest Islay malts, a briny Orkney, a citrus-malty Jura and a honey-sweet Arran.57.4% abv, €50blended malt, non-chill filtered, natural colourNose: sweet, honey, cereals, spicy, black … Continue reading .rock oyster – cask strength

.scallywag – cask strength

The Scallywag, a little rascal of a Fox Terrier from the Laing family, portrayed on the Speyside blended malt from Douglas Laing - part of their Remarkable Region Malts series. A collection of Speyside Malts, including Mortlach, the Macallan and the Glenrothes, matured in a combination of ex-Sherry butts and ex-Bourbon  hogsheads, firt released in … Continue reading .scallywag – cask strength

.laphroaig – 14yo – feis ile 2015 – douglas laing – old particular

Feis Ile 2015 was great, we were there for for some of the events, but as these things go; you can't have 'em all, and the busy schedule of our friends from Douglas Laing completely missed ours. We did however receive a sample of their first annual Feis Ile bottling...48.4% abv, €150single malt, non-chill filtered, … Continue reading .laphroaig – 14yo – feis ile 2015 – douglas laing – old particular

.timorous beastie – 40yo – douglas laing

Douglas Laing have a great series of blended malts available, The Bold Islay vatting Big Peat, the Maritime Rock Oyster, the rich and fruity Speysider Scallywag, and the poetic Highland vattig Timorous Beastie. From the latter, they have released a 40 years old version, of which the last dram in the bottle was donated to the Mrs by … Continue reading .timorous beastie – 40yo – douglas laing

.girvan – 25yo – old particular

Douglas Laing, one of the well known independent bottlers, have an Old Particular range, where they present single casks of whisky that has reached a certain age at cask strength, which includes single grains...51.5% abv, €80single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colourNose: sweet, maize, spicy, a touch of cinnamon, citrus, hints of grapefruit and orangesPalate: sweet, honey, … Continue reading .girvan – 25yo – old particular

.the glenrothes – 16yo – old particular

I am not overly fond of the Glenrothes whiskies, mostly because most of them tent to give me rather extravagant sulphur notes. Some of the independent bottlers use their own casks, which seem to use an other policy regarding casks, which makes them a lot friendlier on the (my) nose and palate.56.4% abv, €85single malt, … Continue reading .the glenrothes – 16yo – old particular

.yula – batch #1

"Inspired by the ancient Islay legend of a beautiful but tragic Norse goddess, Douglas Laing presents Yula, the first of a three part trilogy of limited edition Island Malt Scotch Whisky. Douglas Laing’s Yula is comprised of several of the Islands’ most sought after, peated malts. To be released consecutively in three limited edition batches, … Continue reading .yula – batch #1

.invergordon – 50yo

Day 24 of the Drinks by the Dram WhiskyAdvent calendar 2015. The Guys and Dolls at the office must have thought to go out with a bang, and they have found something that fits this description perfectly...43% abv, €450, single grainNose: sweet, pear drops, liquorice root, fruit, warm apples, herbal, cloves, laurel, spicy, cinnamon, cumin, star … Continue reading .invergordon – 50yo