Thursday, June 24, 2021


Scotch whisky specialist Douglas Laing & Co, has announced the launch of the fourth and fifth bottlings from its Epicurean Wood Series.

The Epicurean Ruby Port Finish Limited Edition (48% ABV) and The Epicurean Tawny Port Finish Limited Edition (48% ABV) are both Lowland blended malt Scotch whiskies, which were initially matured in American Oak barrels, before being finished in their respective Port casks.

Douglas Laing launches two new limited-edition Epicurean Wood Series bottlings

Both the Ruby Port and Tawny Port casks used to finish these latest releases, originate from the Douro Valley in northern Portugal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world.

Commenting on the news, Cara Laing, Director of Whisky at Douglas Laing & Co, said: “The Epicurean is a master of versatility, his wonderfully fresh and vibrant Lowland character lends itself beautifully to experimentation with different wood finishes. The deep colour presented in each of these releases speaks for the intense flavour of the spirit. The Ruby Port Finish boasts an explosion of flavours including spices, milk chocolate and tangy raspberries; and The Tawny Port Finish embodies the vibrant taste of juicy pears, red wine and sweet almonds. We are delighted with the result of these bottlings and can’t wait to innovate with the next release in The Epicurean Wood Series.”

The Epicurean Ruby Port Finish Limited Edition (limited to 684 bottles) and The Epicurean Tawny Port Finish Limited Edition (limited to 406 bottles) will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £59.99 each.

Posted by Steve Rush