Wednesday, November 27, 2019


Scotch whisky specialist Douglas Laing & Co, has today announced the launch of two new limited-edition single cask bottlings, from its Xtra Old Particular Black Series.

XOP Black Caol Ila 1979 (51.2% ABV) limited to 160 bottles, is a 40 Year Old single malt, which was matured in hogshead cask. XOP Black Macallan 1989 (46% ABV) limited to 230 bottles, is a 30 Year Old single malt, which was also matured in a hogshead cask.

Douglas Laing & Co launches two new Xtra Old Particular Black Series bottlings

The XOP Black Caol Ila 1979, is said to be exceptionally herbal, pelagic and mouth-puckeringly salted. The XOP Black Macallan 1989, has been described by the brand as delivering notes of muscovado sugar, marzipan and oranges.

Commenting on the news, Chris Leggat, CEO of Douglas Laing & Co, said: “This is an exceptional duo unveiled at an incredibly exciting time for Douglas Laing & Co. From two of Scotland’s best known and loved distilleries, our new XOP Black Series releases represent the absolute pinnacle of antique Scotch Whiskies, from casks selected at their peak of perfection by Fred Laing himself. Only a tiny percentage of the Whisky-loving community will experience the decades of maturation and impact of quality wood on these two rare gems, and we truly hope those savour every last drop”. 

Last month, Douglas Laing & Co, announced that it had acquired the Perthshire based Strathearn Distillery.

XOP Black Caol Ila 1979 and XOP Black Macallan 1989, will be available next month from specialist retailers, for the respective RRP’s of £1500,00 and £4000,00.

Posted by Steve Rush