Monday, April 18, 2016


Leading independent Scotch whisky specialist, Douglas Laing & Co, has today announced the launch of a new Lowland addition to the company’s Remarkable Regional Malts collection.

The Epicurean (46.2% ABV) is a blend of Lowland malts, bringing together the best that the East and the West of Scotland have to offer. Inspired by and bottled in honour of 1930’s Glaswegian rogue.

The Epicurean

This latest blended release from Douglas Laing & Co, is said to deliver citric, floral, herbal and barley notes to the nose, followed by notes of crunched sugar, burnt citrus, mixed spices, thyme, peaches and hard candy on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Fred Laing, Managing Director of Douglas Laing & Co, said: “Back in 1930s Glasgow, The Epicurean, as everyone knew him, was the life and soul of any party. Wherever he popped in for a dram, you’d find him surrounded by a circle of admirers, regaling them with captivating tales of derring-do, of chance encounters in foreign climes and of the fine food and drink he feasted upon his travels. Our new expression is in honour of that roguish character who never fails to deliver charm, charisma and just a little bit of cheek.”

The Epicurean Lowland Blended malt, joins Timorous Beastie from the Highlands, Scallywag from Speyside, Rock Oyster from the Islands and Big Peat from Islay to complete Director of Douglas Laing & Co’s Remarkable Regional Malts collection.

The Epicurean, will be available from specialist retailers later this month for a RRP of £37.00.

Posted by Steve Rush