Visit to Doulas Laing & Co Ltd.

Visit to Douglas Laing & Co Ltd.

On the 9th December 2014 I was invited along with Tom Thomson (@TomsWhisky) and Neil MacKinnon (@NeilMacKinnon1 ) from Toms Whisky Reviews to the Douglas Laing & Co Ltd.  HQ in Glasgow. Chiefly to partake of their fine wares and generally be entertained by their brand ambassador Jan (@WhiskyJan), who bravely fended all our inquisition and various questions whilst doggedly pouring us through some of their latest offerings. Despite the weather – resulting in us turning up like drowned rats – we had a hugely enjoyable afternoon, and learnt a lot about the life of an Independent Bottler in the current whisky world.

Huge thanks also to Fred Laing and Cara Laing @DLaingWhisky for taking the time to accommodate and look after us during the particularly busy pre-Christmas period.

See also Tom and Neil’s version of events and tasting notes here:

The Douglas Laing Tasting Room (Dec 2014)

During the session we sampled the following sample all from Douglas Laing & Co Ltd. :

Dailuaine 7 Years Old 2005 – Single Minded ~ 41.5% (Douglas Laing & Co Ltd.)


Girvan 20 Years Old 1993 – Clan Denny ~ 56.7% (Douglas Laing & Co Ltd.)


Dalmore 17 Years Old 1997 – Old Particular ~ 55.5% (Douglas Laing & Co Ltd.)


Linkwood 17 Years Old 1997 – Old Particular ~ 48.4% (Douglas Laing & Co Ltd.)


Mystery Single Grain Sample ~ 62.1% (Douglas Laing & Co Ltd.)


Jura 22 Years Old 1992 – Old Particular ~ 47.9% (Douglas Laing & Co Ltd.)


Miltonduff 18 Years Old – Cask Sample ~ 52.5% (Douglas Laing & Co Ltd.)


Highland Park 28 Years Old 1984 – Executive Decision ~ 48.5% (Douglas Laing & Co Ltd.)


Laphroaig 15 Years Old – Cask Sample DL9877~ 61.9% (Douglas Laing & Co Ltd.)


Big Peat Christmas 2014 Edition ~ 55.7% (Douglas Laing & Co Ltd.)


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