Although I met Douglas Laing’s Global Brand Ambassador Jan Beckers quite a few times in the last years, I never got to attend one of his tastings. So when I saw that he would not only man the booth of the company’s German importer Bremer Spirituosen Contor (more…)
Up in the Highlands ‘twixt mountains and glens,
There lives a wee beastie, our special friend.
He’s shy and he’s coy and he’s also quite jumpy. (more…)
While all eyes are currently directed at Islay where this year’s iteration of the Feis Ile festival is in full swing, cool things are happening in the other Scottish whisky regions as well. From Glasgow we just received notice that Douglas Laing are proud to announce the addition of a new duo (more…)
In recent times, I often stumbled upon Twitter Tastings and other online whisky get-togethers. They always sounded like good fun, but I never managed to take part in any. Until yesterday! Thanks to Douglas Laing’s Marketing Assistant Hannah, I got an invitation (more…)
A long time ago, in seventeen eighty-five,
The great Rabbie Burns a poem did write.
It was an ode to a rodent – shy and afraid, (more…)
On the 25th of January, all of Scotland celebrates the birth of their national poet Robert Burns (1759-1796). With good company by their sides and fine drams in their hands, they pay homage to the celebrated writer, whose ballads and poems are cherished all across the globe. (more…)
What happens when a wee field mouse makes himself at home in a cozy Sherry cask? Well, soon we will find out. Today, Glasgow-based premium blenders Douglas Laing & Co announced the 21 years old Sherry Edition of their signature Highland malt Timorous Beastie. (more…)