Wednesday, September 28, 2016


One of Scotland’s leading independent Scotch whisky specialists, Douglas Laing & Co, has today announced the launch of the second bottling in its three-part Yula series of Island blended malt Scotch whiskies.

Yula Chapter 2 - 21 Years Old (52.3% ABV) is a blend of several of Scotland’s most sought after peated malts, which has been bottled without colouring or chill-filtration.

Yula Chapter 2 - 21 Year Old

Islay legend tells of a beautiful Norse goddess Yula, who went in search of her long lost love with an apron full of pebbles. The stones fell out as she travelled, forming a string of islands and leaving behind a trail of her thankless pursuit. Tragic Yula never did find her love, but perished in the tempestuous seas surrounding Islay, the last jewel-shaped stone to fall from her apron. It’s here on Islay, which in old Norse means “Yula’s Isle”, that Douglas Laing’s heroine is buried, her final resting place marked by two standing stones which can still be seen to this day.

Yula Chapter 2 - 21 Years Old, which follows on from the first release in the trilogy; Yula 20 Year Old, in October 2015, is said to chart the spirit’s journey over time and celebrates the Laing family’s own proud origins on Islay.

Commenting on the launch, Jenny Rogerson, Douglas Laing’s Marketing Manager, said: “The Yula trilogy has already been a fascinating exercise for us here at Douglas Laing, as we lovingly monitor the subtle changes in the spirit over the past year, since releasing Chapter 1. The angels’ share has seen the alcohol strength drop only a tiny amount, from 52.6% to 52.3% over 12 months, and Fred, together with our tasting panel has cited a sweeter, gristier note compared to Yula 20 Years Old. We can’t wait to hear consumers’ comments on this new release, which is already proving desirable for collectors.”  

Limited to just 900 bottles, Yula Chapter 2 - 21 Years Old, will be available next month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £125.00.

Posted by Steve Rush