Douglas Laing

Big Peat – Christmas Edition 2017 (Whisky)

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2017 by Douglas Laing & Remarkable Malts (Islay Blended Scotch Whisky Smoke)

Traditionally, Douglas Laing release a new cask strength edition of their best-selling Big Peat brand every year in time for the festive season. Previously, the Christmas Edition 2016 surprised its fans by being the first (and for a long time most likely also the last) blended malt (more…)

Laphroaig 16yo Directors’ Cut by Douglas Laing (Whisky)

When a whisky legend like Fred Laing, who has been working in the industry for half a century (and counting), hand-picks a cask for a special occasion, you know that liquid greatness is inbound. And indeed, I cannot think of a better term to describe this 16-year-old Laphroaig, (more…)

The Gauldrons: “Itsy-bitsy Spider crawls through Campbeltown” (Interview)

The Gauldrons by Douglas Laing & Remarkable Malts (Campbeltown Scotch Blended Malt Whisky Interview Talk)

In mid-September, Douglas Laing surprised the whisky world with the reveal of The Gauldrons, the long-awaited Campbeltown expression of their popular blended malt range called Remarkable Regional Malts. Not only have Glasgow’s Finest now conquered the full whisky map (more…)

BarleyMania Birthday Bash ’17: Our 1st Big Whisky Raffle (Give-Away)

BarleyMania Birthday Bash '17 (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Blended Douglas Laing Bruichladdich Mackmyra Wolfburn Akashi Contest Giveaway Win Prize)

One year, wow! If we were a whisky rather than a blog, we would still be considered a spirit drink. But hey… even that 54-year-old Bowmore they have on display in the distillery’s beautiful tasting bar has not always been of biblical age. (more…)

6 incredible XOP Whiskies by Douglas Laing, pt.2 (Review Flight)

Xtra Old Particular by Douglas Laing (Single Malt Grain Scotch Whisky North British Littlemill Macallan Cask)

Following up on last week’s blog post centering on a 55 years old grain whisky by North British, a 25 years old Lowlands jewel by Littlemill and a 40 years old Speyside masterpiece by Macallan, I am happy to review the remaining three expressions of the latest batch of XOP bottlings (more…)

Around the Whisk(e)y World with BSC (Tasting)

Around The World with Bremer Spirituosen Contor (Single Blended Malt Whisky Tasting Event Whiskey Bourbon)

In Jules Verne’s popular novel In 80 Days Around The World from 1873, it took well-heeled swashbuckler Phileas Fogg a total of 20,000 pounds and 80 days to circumvent the globe. Under the guidance of Timo Lambrecht of Bremer Spirituosen Contor, we did the same (more…)

6 incredible XOP Whiskies by Douglas Laing, pt. 1 (Review Flight)

Xtra Old Particular by Douglas Laing (Single Malt Grain Scotch Whisky North British Littlemill Macallan Cask)

When picking a whisky, the mere age of the distillate is hardly ever the key criteria on which I base my decision. Having already enjoyed more than just a few NAS bottlings and youngsters of exceptional quality, I have learned that there are beautiful whiskies of all ages (more…)

Rock Oyster Sherry Edition (Review)

Rock Oyster Sherry Edition by Remarkable Regional Malts (Douglas Laing Islands Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Review Tasting Notes)

When they created their Remarkable Regional Malts range, the people at Douglas Laing wanted to offer their customers high-quality blended malts that embody the unique characteristics of the different whisky regions in Scotland. Rock Oyster represents the maritime island whiskies (more…)