Remarkable Malts

New in the Wood Series: The Epicurean with Cognac Finish (News)

Douglas Laing's The Epicurean from Remarkable Regional Malts (Single Cask Blended Malt Scotch Lowlands Whisky News)

Last year, Douglas Laing surprised the fans of its signature Lowlands malt, The Epicurean, with a limited edition finished in a single Côte-Rôtie wine cask. Today, the Glasgow-based company announced the follow-up to this sought-after expression, which sold out swiftly (more…)

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2019 & The Gauldrons Batch 05 (Review Flight)

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2019 & The Gauldrons Batch 05 (Blended Malt Islay Campbeltown Whisky Douglas Laint Tasting Notes Blog)

Merry Christmas, dear BarleyMania readers! I hope you all have a good pour put aside for tonight. As in the years before, I will enjoy a dram of Big Peat’s annual Christmas Edition on December 24. After all, the holiest of nights would feel incomplete without a visit from my favorite Ileach. (more…)

“Ho, ho, ho!” – Big Peat Christmas Edition 2019 coming down the chimney this month (News)

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2019 (Remarkable Malts Blended Islay Whisky Peated Xmas News)

Spirit-wise, one of my favorite parts of the festive season is sipping the annual X-mas bottling from Big Peat. This year, Douglas Laing’s bearded Ileach will again delight us with a heavily peated blended malt encompassing some of Islay’s most popular distilleries. (more…)

Rock Island: “Painting a marvelously maritime picture of the whisky islands” (Interview)

Rock Island by Douglas Laing and Remarkable Malts (Blended Malt Maritime Scotch Whisky Interview)

Last week, I introduced a trio of Rock Island expressions (namely Regular, 10yo and 21yo) here on my blog. Today, I am happy to dive even deeper in the matter and share with you some first-hand information on the latest developments from the Rock Island camp. (more…)

Big Peat’s 10th Birthday Party with The Gauldrons and Scallywag (Whisky Flight)

Remarkable Malts Birthday Party with Big Peat 10yo, Scallywag 12yo & The Gauldrons (Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Notes)

When a superstar of the whisky world, such as Douglas Laing’s Islay-born Big Peat, celebrates his birthday, the guestlist looks exquisite. Today, I am happy to introduce you to three high-percentage party animals that came together to celebrate the afore-mentioned occasion. (more…)

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…)