Douglas Laing & Co, originally launched its Old Particular range in 2013, which up until now has exclusively included single malt Scotch whiskies. But from today some of Scotland’s finest grain whiskies will be added, as an extension to the series of single cask bottlings.
|Douglas Laing's first Single Grain additions to its Old Particular series|
Bottled from between 50.9% to 61.3% ABV, the Old Particular Single Grain series launches with Cameronbridge 25 Year Old, Girvan 25 Year Old, North British 21 Year Old and Strathclyde 27 Year Old bottlings.
Commenting on the news, Fred Laing, Douglas Laing’s Managing Director, said: “Over the last 5-6 years we have softly promoted, and gently educated the Malt community with the “surprise” quality of old Grain Scotch Whiskies, and we have been rewarded with sustained growth. Douglas Laing & Co certainly believe the time is now right to give this long under-rated sector far greater kudos. So within our Old Particular Single Cask flagship brand, we will now release selected antique stocks of different Grain Scotch Whiskies in a lively new livery which both differentiates it from the Malts and also retains the character and specialised gravitas of the brand”.
Each bottling is from only one cask and is without colouring or chill filtration, in line with the Douglas Laing philosophy of bottling whisky “as natural as it gets”. The company believes that this allows the naturally present oils, fats and enzymes in the spirit to make their own special contribution to its nose, mouthfeel, palate and finish.
Douglas Laing & Co’s Old Particular Grain series will be available from specialist retailers later this month for the following RRP’s; North British £76.99, Girvan £81.99, Cameronbridge £83.99 and Strathclyde £86.99.
Posted by Steve Rush