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[25 May 2015 | No Comment | 429 views]
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 …

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

[18 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 1,701 views]
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 | 1,442 views]
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 | 1,261 views]
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 | 1,123 views]
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 | 1,355 views]
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 …

Douglas Laing, Headline, Independent Bottling, Mortlach, Tasting Notes »

[18 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,545 views]
Mortlach 21 yo ‘Directors Cut’ [Douglas Laing]

There has been a lot of noise and dispute regarding Mortlach recently,  After the latest news from Diageo (if you’ve been not heard about it for some odd reason i can not think about, due to the amount of rants, dialogues and discussions online, read this ). Indeed I was one of those who ranted online, and I am still …

Douglas Laing, Featured, Headline, Port Ellen, Tasting Notes »

[10 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,434 views]
Port Ellen 30 yo Director’s Cut [Douglas Laing]

Port Ellen, the sound of those two words makes every whisky geek / lover / anorak smile foolishly, and start drooling massively. I’m no different than that, and I was extremely happy to have gotten the opportunity of tasting this 30 year old PE (Cheers Cara & Co) . I’ve had a few younger PE’s and some old PEs (one …

Auchroisk, Douglas Laing, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[20 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 1,139 views]
Douglas Laing Old Particular Auchroisk 18 yo

Auchroisk is not very common to find as an OB (except Flor & Fauna) and most of its whisky goes into Diageo Blends… However there are quite a few Indie bottlings out there, although I doubt I’ve tried more than one or two… It is indeed a mystery to me, and I was glad to try the latest offering in …

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

[10 Nov 2013 | One Comment | 1,559 views]
Douglas Laing’s new vatted malt–Scallywag

Douglas Laing is one of the better known Indie bottlers, and have enjoyed quite a success with their much appreciated and loved vatted Islay whisky – Big peat. Now they have released another Vatted malt, but this time A 100% Speyside vatting including whiskies from  Mortlach, Macallan and Glenrothes among others. As a big big fan of the big peat, …