Douglas Laing’s, ‘it’s our best yet’

WHISKY makers, Douglas Laing’s have announced the release of a new range of single cask malts – and they say it could be their best range of whisky yet.

Called the ‘Old Particular,’ the malt is a unique series of individually hand-selected aged Single Cask Malts from all over Scotland, each bottled according to the founders’ philosophy of topmost quality.

Launched at the start of the month, the malts are available from specialist whisky retailers. The first batch includes malts distilled at Bowmore, Caperdonich, and Port Ellen distilleries.

The malts selected are bottled from just one cask, without colouring or chill filtration, allowing the cask and natural oils, fats and enzymes present in it to make their own special contribution to the nose, mouthfeel, palate, and finish.

And the rigorous selection process has been worth the hassle, with the Douglas Laing team calling it their best yet.

Managing Director, Fred Laing said, “After 65 years in the industry, we believe we have created our best ever single cask range. It has been a real labour of love, enthusiasm and experience, so the team and I are delighted to have launched the Old Particular selection.”

The have chosen to bottle Old Particular at three different strengths, with some rarities bottled at cask or natural strength and thereafter 48.4% for bottlings aged to 18 years, and 51.5% for 19 and over.

Global Malt Ambassador, Jan Beckers said, “I am lucky enough to have been involved in the selection of thousands of casks at Douglas Laing and 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.”


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