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

.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

.big peat – christmas 2015

Ho ho ho... Big Peat is back with the fifth Christmas edition of his all-Islay blended malt (still including Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Ila and even Port Ellen), and his sleigh is on fire! Smoking hot at that because of the cask strength release...53.8% abv, €50, blended maltNose: sweet, liquorice, salted butter, cinnamon, smoke, charcoalPalate: hot, smoky, sweet, … Continue reading .big peat – christmas 2015

.cameronbridge – 25 yo – old particular

With the recent up-rise of single grain whiskies, Douglas Laing added some fine specimens to their Old Particular range. It appears to be my very first Cameron Bridge I have ever made a note of...60.0% abv, €112, single grain, non-chill filtered, natural colourNose: very grainy, breakfast cerealsPalate: sweet, caramelized popcorn, salted butter, creamy mouth-feel, clover honey, … Continue reading .cameronbridge – 25 yo – old particular

.north british 21yo – old particular #10797

50.9% abv, €100, single grain, non-chill filtered, natural colourNose: sweet, powdered sugar, fruit, pears, licheePalate: spicy, herbal, cinnamon, cloves, fruit, lichee, green herbs, marjoramFinish: a hint of bitter orange zest, sweet, fruity, pears, lichee, medium longMark: ++/+++ Conclusion: I think I never tasted lichee as a note before, but now that I have found it, it … Continue reading .north british 21yo – old particular #10797

.arran – 18yo – old particular

From the lovely Isle of Arran distillery, cared for and matured in a dark corner of Douglas Laing's warehouse for eighteen long years, a sweet, very sweet dram. One to get to know, perhaps..?48.8% abv, €100, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colourNose: sweet, vanilla, fruity, green apples, pears, sweet melonsPalate: sweet, honey, cotton candy, fudgeFinish: sweet, honey, … Continue reading .arran – 18yo – old particular

.rock oyster – batch #1

In the company of Big Peat, Scallywag and Timorous Beastie, Douglas Laing now has released a new Blended Malt in the shape of Rock Oyster. Comprised of malts from the isles of Orkney, Arran, Islay and Jura amongst others, she is named in honour of the sea and the maritime peppery saltiness it imparts to … Continue reading .rock oyster – batch #1

.bunnahabhain – 17yo – old particular

As part of the twitter tasting #RockOyster, we received a sample of Douglas Laing's Old Particular series, containing a Bunnahabhain from August 1997, that has matured in a refill hogshead until December 2014.48.4% abv, €100, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colourNose: fruity, apples, pear, pomegranate, briny, the sea, a hint of maltPalate: sweet, honey, vanilla, fruit, … Continue reading .bunnahabhain – 17yo – old particular