Douglas Laing & Co launch Special Clan Denny Single Cask Malt under spitfire
Douglas Laing and Co have announced the release of their annual charity bottling – a Braeval 12 Years Old Single Sherry Cask with all profits going to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity. Douglas Laing’s Founder, Fred Douglas Laing, flew with RAF Coastal Command throughout World War II making this years charitable bottling particularly poignant and fitting for the family owned whisky firm. Only 762 bottles have been released with the label depicting the striking hand-drawn Spitfire LO-Q courtesy of Scottish artist Professor Dugald Cameron, formerly Head of Glasgow School of Art. This very Spitfire featured was flown by Sandy Johnstone of 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron during the Battle of Britain.
Says Douglas Laing & Co’s Managing Director Fred Laing, “The association between Sergeant Fred Douglas Laing and the RAF Benevolent Fund was irresistible for me as I recollect how proud he was of his war service in the RAF – though a Spitfire ace he was not! I hope this iconic Spitfire drawing on the label, allied to a great Scotch Malt dram and the wonderful cause of the RAF Benevolent Fund will make this bottling a real ace!”
Douglas Laing’s Clan Denny Braeval 12 Years Old Single Cask bottling Aged for 12 years, is bottled at 46.8% alcohol strength and with no chill-filtration, the result is a very special Single Sherry Cask bottling.