.copper dog

A Copper Dog is a small copper tube with a copper coin welded in one end and a chain on the other, designed to sneak into ones' trousers leg whilst browsing a whisky warehouse. It is also a bar in the Craigellachie Hotel in Craigellachie, Speyside, Scotland, where they serve this bespoke whisky in their … Continue reading .copper dog

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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

.monkey shoulder

Ah, yes. The Monkey Shoulder. Crafted from the three William Grant’s Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kininvie distilleries in Dufftown, the capital of the Speyside region, hiding behind door number three of the Drinks by the Dram Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar. 40% abv, €30 blended malt Nose: the fruity scent of very ripe Golden Delicious apples and … Continue reading .monkey shoulder

.murray macdavid – the vatting – siar port

Independent bottlers Murray McDavid have gotten their hands on a vatting of two highland malts. It is more or less a single malt (Glenmorangie), but as things are with the Glenmorangie, they do not allow others to sell their single malt as such, and therefore it has to be tea-spooned with another malt before it hits the … Continue reading .murray macdavid – the vatting – siar port

.compass box – three year old deluxe

My first love was a rabbit with an undisclosed name (my wife thinks it's her, so don't go telling her otherwise). My first whisky love was Ardbeg. Still nothing much to go on with this, except that when I first discovered the standard 14yo bottling of the Clynelish, I was sold. When I heard my … Continue reading .compass box – three year old deluxe

.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

.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

.compass box – enlightenment

"...Inspired by the writers, philosophers and scientists of the Age of Enlightenment it sets out to encourage the industry to consider the absurdity of a system that prevents producers from telling consumers exactly what has gone into the whiskies they are drinking..."46% abv, €80blended malt, non-chill filtered, natural colourNose: sweet, fruity, fermenting fruit, warm sweet … Continue reading .compass box – enlightenment