Tuesday, April 30, 2019


Scotch whisky specialist Douglas Laing & Co, has announced the launch of a special Big Peat bottling, in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Big Peat - The RAF Edition (46% ABV) is an Islay blended malt Scotch whisky, which includes whiskies distilled at Caol Ila, Bowmore, Ardbeg and Port Ellen.
Big Peat - The RAF Edition

The RAF Benevolent Fund has long been a cause close to the hearts of the Douglas Laing family, as the founder of the independently-run firm, Fred Douglas Laing, flew with the RAF throughout World War Two.

Founded in 1919, the RAF Benevolent Fund is celebrating 100 years of providing financial, practical and emotional support to serving and former members of the RAF and their families. This year Douglas Laing & Co are also celebrating the 10th year, of their multi award-winning Big Peat range.

Commenting on the launch, Fred Laing, Managing Director of Douglas Laing & Co, said: “My father’s service in the RAF will long be a source of great pride for our family, and our unwavering desire is to honour his legacy, both in our charitable efforts and our commitment to building the Scotch Whisky business he founded.”

He went onto say: This latest initiative follows our Clan Denny Braeval “Spitfire” bottling of 2013 and more recently, our donation of a rare bottle of XOP Port Ellen Single Malt, collectively raising several thousand pounds for the cause. With £5 per bottle of this new release being channelled directly to the charity, we look forward to presenting our friends at the RAF with a cheque in the near future.”
Limited to just 1919 bottles, Big Peat - The RAF Edition, will be available next month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £48.99.
Posted by Steve Rush