Friday, 4 April 2014

The importance of time - in one minute

Douglas Laing & Co Ltd is a family owned independent company of Scotch Whisky Blenders and bottlers founded in 1948 and now in its 3rd generation. They really do understand the importance of time and put out an excellent range of different products. Douglas Laing brands include:

Single Malt: Provenance, Directors' Cut, Premier Barrel
Single Grain: Clan Denny Grain
Blended Malt: Big Peat, Double Barrel
Blended Scotch: King of Scots, McGibbons, Epicurean

In the last few months we have had the pleasure of tasting some of Douglas Laing's expressions. Cara Laing was friendly enough to send us some samples of some of their latest expressions to taste. We had ourselves a "little" tasting with these and just loved them!

The four samples sent were a Provenance - Bunnahabhain Young and (very) Feisty (his / hers), a wonderful 17 year old Old Particular - from the Speyside distillery (his / hers), another Old Particular from Glen Elgin (his / hers), and last but absolutely not least, a Director's Cut - Caol Ila that had been maturing in an ex-Sherry butt for 33 years (his / hers).

More of our tasting notes can be found here (his) and here (hers).

We will be on the lookout to acquire some bigger bottles from this lovely company, since they are really one of the bottlers to watch. As a final note, they also have 20 cl Hip Flasks of the Provenance Single Cask Series, which is exactly something that would fit great in our desks at work collection, since we just love wee bottles..!

Ansgar & Thomas

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