Epicurean Cask Strength Glasgow Edition 58.6%
The family firm, this year amidst its 70th anniversary celebrations, has been based in the heart of Glasgow since its inception in 1948, and describes its latest innovation as a justified homage to our roots.
The unique recipe for the special bottling is the result of a collaboration between Douglas Laing & Co and some of Glasgow's finest bartenders and spirit experts. A one-off event was held at the firm's Glasgow HQ in February, during which 8 'mixology masters' experimented with Lowland Single Malts, each blending their own distinctive creation to be judged by Fred Laing, second generation in the family business.
The resulting Whisky is bursting with zesty citrus, green fruits and a sweet nuttiness, proclaiming to be 'certainly a little bigger, more urban than other Lowlanders'. Bottled at 58.6% alcohol strength and offered without colouring or chill-filtration, its high strength is said to ensure the natural robust character of the city spirit shines through - even when mixed.
Nose: Citrus zest, sponge cake and poached pears
Palate: Vanilla’d oak alongside apple peel, cut grass and candied nuts
Finish: Caramel cream mingles with green fruits and milk chocolate
From Douglas Laing