Friday, June 12, 2020


Scotch whisky specialist Douglas Laing & Co, has today announced the launch of a new limited-edition expression, from its ‘The Epicurean’ range of Lowland blended malt Scotch whiskies.

The Epicurean Cask Strength Edinburgh Edition (53.3% ABV) is said to burst with lively green fruits, sweet barley and tangy citrus with just a touch of spice. 

The Epicurean Cask Strength Edinburgh Edition

Honouring Scotland’s Capital, the recipe for the special bottling is the result of a creative collaboration between Douglas Laing & Co and some of Edinburgh’s finest bartenders and spirit experts. 

A one-off event was held at leading bar Nauticus in Edinburgh, during which the VIP attendees masterfully married together various samples of single cask single malt whiskies from the Lowlands with the aim of creating a perfectly balanced end product with depth and character. 

Each blend of single malts was then judged with the winning recipe becoming this limited-edition release of just 600 bottles. A blind tasting by Douglas Laing’s Chairman, Fred Laing, saw Lindsay Blair of 56 North crowned the winner. 

Commenting on the launch, Cara Laing, Director of Whisky at Douglas Laing & Co, said: “The Epicurean’s Cask Strength Edinburgh Edition celebrates our Capital City and its impressive array of bars and spirit experts. With summer just around the corner, this is perfect timing to release this fresh and zesty Lowland Malt. We’d recommend enjoying it straight-up or long with ginger ale or apple juice to further enhance those tangy, slightly spicy sweet flavours.” 

The Epicurean Cask Strength Edinburgh Edition, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £49.99.

Posted by Steve Rush