Old Particular Single Casks released by Douglas Laing
Leading independent Scotch Whisky specialist, Douglas Laing & Co has announced the release of their new core Single Malt Single Cask range – Old Particular. Douglas Laing’s Old Particular is a ‘particularly’ unique series of individually hand-selected aged Single Cask Malts from all over Scotland – each bottled according to the founders’ philosophy of topmost quality. Meaning, Old Particular bottlings are from only one cask, without colouring and without chill filtration – allowing the cask and the naturally present oils, fats and enzymes in the spirit to make their own special contribution to its nose, mouthfeel, palate and finish. Some truly exceptional bottlings feature in this first batch including Malts distilled at Bowmore, Caperdonich and Port Ellen distilleries to name but a few. Douglas Laing bottled Old Particular at three different alcohol strengths.
Some rarities will be bottled at cask or natural strength and thereafter 48.4% for the bottlings aged to 18 years and 51.5% for 19 and over. Global Malt Ambassador Jan Beckers comments, “I am lucky enough to have been involved in the selection of thousands of casks at Douglas Laing and I am particularly excited about this new range. We believe the lower strength of 48.4% allows the younger, feistier whiskies to soften out some of their ‘hotter’ characteristics. The older malts have already had the effect of the Angel’s Share to mollify some of these hot spots and we believe at 51.5% strength, we achieve exactly the quality we want.”
Says Douglas Laing’s Managing Director Fred Laing, “After 65 years in the industry, we believe we have created our best ever single cask range – a natural progression to what has gone before. It has been a real labour of love, enthusiasm and experience – so the team and I are delighted to now be launching our Old Particular selection.”