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: Fettercairn – 20 Years Old (Old Particular – Douglas Laing)

This (old) particular whisky was originally created at the Fettercairn diatillery in the Highlands and has been especially bottled by the Douglas Laing Company within their "Old Particular" brand. The whisky has been maturing for two decades and, as previously noted (here), is a welcome sight to see given the scarcity of the distillery's own … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Fettercairn – 20 Years Old (Old Particular – Douglas Laing)