Douglas Laing

Big Peat 26yo – The Platinum Edition (Review)

Big Peat 26yo Platinum, by Douglas Laing & Remarkable Malts (Single Malt Islay Scotch Whisky Ardbeg Bowmore Port Ellen)

What is the difference between American rock’n’roll legends KISS and Islay-born geezer Big Peat? There is more smoke in a bottle of the latter than there is in an entire stage show of the former. Also, the band went platinum on account of their record sales (more…)

Bottle Market 2018 – Whisky and Spirits Fair (Event)

Bottle Market 2018 (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Irish Whiskey Dram Spirit Event)

Normally, getting up early on a Saturday morning to board the train from Hamburg to Bremen is not much fun. Last Saturday, however, me and my friends were more than happy to do so. Cause we knew that round about one and a half hours later, we would be having our first dram (more…)

3 Single Cask Whiskies by Douglas Laing (Review Flight)

3 Single Cask Scotch Whisky Bottlings by Douglas Laing (Isle of Jura Bunnahabhain Tullibardine Islay Highlands Tasting Notes)

Sitting on an incredible wealth of casks, Glaswegian indie bottlers Douglas Laing & Co. have the right whisky for pretty much every preference, occasion and wallet in their portfolio. While their Provenance range usually consists of affordable pours, the Old Particular line (more…)

Douglas Laing’s Clutha Distillery to start production in 2019 (News)

Douglas Laing's Clutha Distillery in Glasgow (Single Malt Scotch Whisky River Clyde Announcement Reveal)

These are exciting times! With demand for single malt Scotch whisky at a height, a fair share of new distilleries have either been built or at least planned in recent years. One production site that I am particularly curious about is Douglas Laing’s upcoming Clutha Distillery in Glasgow. (more…)

The Epicurean – Glasgow Edition by Douglas Laing (Review)

The Epicurean - Glasgow Edition by Douglas Laing (Remarkable Malts Lowlands Blended Malt Whisky Cask Strength Tasting Notes)

When I read on the internet that Douglas Laing was about to release a limited edition of their Lowlands blended malt The Epicurean, a huge smile formed on my face. As a dedicated  fan of this moustached muchacho, I could not wait to find out what this special bottling (more…)

Syndicate 58/6 & Aberlour 21yo “Architecture of Taste” (Rev. Flight)

Syndicate 58/6 by Douglas Laing & Aberlour 21yo by Whic (Single Cask Blended Malt Whisy Bourbon Sherry Oloroso Tasting Notes)

Usually, I either buy the whiskies I introduce on BarleyMania myself or borrow them from friends. But every now and then, I also receive a sample from a distillery or from an independent bottler. Although I understand that some of you might question the impartiality (more…)

Big Peat 25yo – The Gold Edition (Review)

Big Peat 25 Years Old - The Gold Edition by Douglas Laing (Remarkable Malts Islay Blended Whisky BarleyMania)

Although he was the first Remarkable Malt to hit the market back in 2009, it took Big Peat quite a while until he received a special bottling with an age statement. However, after his friends Scallywag, Timorous Beastie and Rock Oyster had all spawned limited editions (more…)