Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Leading independent Scotch whisky specialist, Douglas Laing & Co, has announced the launch of 20 Year Old blend, the first release in a new three part Island Scotch malt whisky trilogy.

Douglas Laing Yula 20 Year Old (52.6% ABV) is the first of three limited edition batches, inspired by an ancient Islay legend, which tells of a beautiful Norse goddess Yula, who went in search of her long lost love with an apron full of stones. The stones fell out as she travelled, forming a string of islands and leaving behind a trail of her empty quest.
Douglas Laing Yula 20 Year Old Blended Malt Whisky

Comprised of several of the Islands most sought after, peated malts, Yula charts the spirit’s journey and celebrates the Laing family’s own proud origins on Islay.

Douglas Laing Yula 20 Year Old, is said to deliver clean, fresh oceanic notes to the nose, followed by notes of sweet barley, peat smoke, charred wood and butterscotch on the palate.

Commenting on the new release, Cara Laing, Director of Whisky at Douglas Laing & Co, said: “This exciting trilogy of Island Malts tells a tale both in terms of the ancient legend of Yula but importantly also the spirit story. Distilled in 1995, we'll see this cask strength maritime Malt evolve with each annual release while retaining that distinct oceanic, island character. In Yula, we believe we've combined two of life's greatest pleasures - a charming tale and a great Whisky!”

Limited to just 900 bottles, Douglas Laing Yula 20 Year Old, will be available from specialist retailers later this month.

Posted by Steve Rush