Douglas Laing & Co, the leading independent Scotch Whisky specialist, today reveals its winter line-up of Exceptional Single Cask releases.
22 casks were specially selected from across Speyside, Islay and The Highlands having been aged from 7 to 33 Years Old.
This Winter release of single cask bottlings includes some heavily Sherry-matured Malts which are sure to be a warming and welcome addition on the coldest of winter nights.
Within Old Particular, some ‘Sherry bombs’ include a Blair Athol 21 Years Old full of spiced, dark fruits with home-baking, as well as a Glenrothes 12 Years Old with a distinctly tobacco and honeycomb character. A Craigellachie 21 Years Old completes the Old Particular Sherry trio, bursting with macerated fruits, warming spices and treacle.
The latest releases also feature some warming island beauties including an Old Particular Tobermory 21 Years Old, packed with salted toffee, cut lemons and subtle smoke, an Old Particular Bowmore 17 Years Old which is spicy and sweet with smoke, caramelised oranges and peated malt and a Bruichladdich 25 Years Old in Xtra Old Particular which displays a fruity, vanilla-rich and a citrus candy character.
Within Provenance, the Winter releases include a honey and barley-rich Glengoyne 9 Years Old, a fresh and fruity Benrinnes 8 Years Old and a Tamdhu 12 Years Old with orange peel and vanilla cream.
“With this most recent release for the winter months, we believe we have selected some very special Single Casks that offer a unique insight into Scotland’s distilleries whilst bringing a warming glow to the chilliest of nights” said Fred Laing, Owner and Managing Director at Douglas Laing.
In-line with Douglas Laing’s philosophy, all 22 releases have been bottled “the way the distiller intended” – without colouring, at a high strength and non-chill-filtered to preserve the robust and unique character of the Whisky.
Each Single Cask release is available at specialist retailers globally from November 2016, and the full list of Douglas Laing’s Q4 bottlings can be found below:
- Provenance Jura 10 Years Old, 46% – citric fruit, a rich maltiness and a gingery “snap”
- Provenance Talisker 7 Years Old, 46% – sweet tar, peated barley, sugar and late soot
- Provenance Glentauchers 7 Years Old, 46% – gentle citrus, barley and syrup
- Provenance Glengoyne 9 Years Old, 46% – honey and warm home-baking
- Provenance Benrinnes 8 Years Old, 46% – Sweet candy and cracked black pepper
- Provenance Mortlach 10 Years Old, 46% – maple syrup, Malt and hint of vanilla
- Provenance Tamdhu 12 Years Old, 46% – fruit salad, vanilla cream and sweet leather
- Old Particular Glengoyne 20 Years Old, 51.5% – orange infused caramel and chocolate bonbons
- Old Particular Glenturret 28 Years Old, 45.9% – spicy and peppery in a Hot Toddy style
- Old Particular Auchentoshan 18 Years Old, 48.4% – caramelised pineapple, peaches and sweet spices
- Old Particular Blair Athol 21 Years Old, 51.5% – Marinated dark fruits
- Old Particular Tobermory 21 Years Old, 51.5% – Salted toffee and freshly cut lemons
- Old Particular Bowmore 17 Years Old, 48.4% – Burnt Christmas pudding and caramelised oranges
- Old Particular Glen Spey 18 Years Old, 48.4% – nutmeg, vanilla and gingerbread
- Old Particular Linkwood 21 Years Old, 51.5% – spiced fruit candied lemon zest
- Old Particular Longmorn 21 Years Old, 51.5% – tangerines, cinnamon and coconut cream
- Old Particular Carsebridge (Now closed) 33 Years Old, 44.9% – Tropical fruits and sticky toffee pudding
- Old Particular Port Dundas 27 Years Old, 51.5% – sherbet, fudgy richness and gently burnt sugar
- Old Particular Arran 20 Years Old, 51.5% – thick and chewy with coffee and vanilla
- Old Particular Craigellachie 21 Years Old, 51.5%- macerated fruit and spiced fruit cake
- Xtra Old Particular Laphroaig 26 Years Old, 52.4% – tobacco, liquorice and peat smoke.
- Xtra Old Particular Port Ellen 33 Years Old, 55.6% – island tendencies, phenolic, leathery, earthy and sweetly barleyed