A Lesson in Cask Strength: Part 1 – Douglas Laing’s Scallywag

For the uninitiated – and sometimes even for the well-versed – the alcoholic strength of a whisk(e)y can set its consumer quite aback. Whereas whisk(e)y has to have an ABV percentage of 40% or more by law to be legally called whisky/whiskey, I’ve often wondered about what the difference in percentage makes to the enjoyment … Continue reading A Lesson in Cask Strength: Part 1 – Douglas Laing’s Scallywag

Tasting Notes: Douglas Laing – The Gauldrons

Back in 2009, the indie bottlers Douglas Laing launched their first instalment in what has become the revered “Remarkable Regional Malts” series. That release was none other than Big Peat – a blended malt scotch whisky, featuring purely Islay single malts – namely Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Ila, and the long-departed Port Ellen distillery. Off the … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Douglas Laing – The Gauldrons

Triple Tipple: Douglas Laing’s Timorous Beastie

With their Remarkable Regional Malts series, the team at Douglas Laing have now produced a premium blended malt whisky range for each of the 6 traditional whisky producing regions of Scotland: Campbeltown – The Gauldrons Islay – Big Peat The Highlands – Timorous Beastie The Islands – Rock Oyster The Lowlands – The Epicurean Speyside … Continue reading Triple Tipple: Douglas Laing’s Timorous Beastie