Tasting Notes / Bottles by Douglas Laing



Aberlour 21yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
Aberlour 21yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

This Aberlour 21 year old, Old Particular was part of the Sippin Speyside Facebook tasting by the guys at Douglas Laing

Auchentoshan 12 Year Old Provenance (Douglas Laing)
Auchentoshan 12 Year Old Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Another brilliant choice from the new range of single cask single malt whiskies from the Douglas Laing's Provenance range.

Aultmore 5 Year Old Prevenance (Douglas Laing)
Aultmore 5 Year Old Prevenance (Douglas Laing)

This Aultmore 5 Year Old Prevenance was tasted back in April 2014 on a visit to Douglas Laing HQ in Glasgow.

Benrinnes 2004 11yr Provenance (Douglas Laing)
Benrinnes 2004 11yr Provenance (Douglas Laing)

With Tom out in Dublin and both of us invited to take part in the Douglas Laing #TasteTheRegions Twitter Tasting I stepped up to do some notes and that is where i tried this Benrinnes 2004 11yr Provenance.

Benrinnes 30yr XOP (Douglas Laing)
Benrinnes 30yr XOP (Douglas Laing)

Benrinnes is pretty much one of my bogey distilleries having absolutely hated this dram which pretty much put me off sherried whiskies entirely.

Big Peat (Douglas Laing)
Big Peat (Douglas Laing)

If you like your whisky smoky, barbecued or even BBQ'd and full of intensity then Big Peat by Douglas Laing is a cracking choice for you.

Big Peat 25 Year Old - The Gold Edition
Big Peat 25 Year Old - The Gold Edition

Big Peat, as anyone who knows me, is a huge favourite in my whisky collection and when a 25 year old version is available well thats just even more exciting.

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2011 (Douglas Laing)
Big Peat Christmas Edition 2011 (Douglas Laing)

I managed to miss this dram but luckily my good friend Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky Blog had a bottle and sent me a dram of it.

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2012 (Douglas Laing)
Big Peat Christmas Edition 2012 (Douglas Laing)

I was lucky enough to sample this Christmas Cask Strength edition of Big Peat at this years Whisky fringe and really enjoyed it.

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2013 (Douglas Laing)
Big Peat Christmas Edition 2013 (Douglas Laing)

I loved this dram so much when it came out that i bought 2 bottles and still have around 1/2 a bottle left.

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2014 (Douglas Laing)
Big Peat Christmas Edition 2014 (Douglas Laing)

Big Peat from Douglas Laing is a really well known Islay blended malt which has now been releasing an annual Christmas Limited run for a few years and this is the 2014 version.

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2015 (Douglas Laing)
Big Peat Christmas Edition 2015 (Douglas Laing)

This is the fifth Christmas Edition of Big Peat, with the first being back in 2011. I've seriously enjoyed every single version of this dram, and I'm excited to be trying this one.

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2016 (Douglas Laing)
Big Peat Christmas Edition 2016 (Douglas Laing)

What is good reviewing a big flavoured whisky is with one sip you can sit back and get so many flavours, notes, memories, thoughts and ideas.

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2017 (Douglas Laing)
Big Peat Christmas Edition 2017 (Douglas Laing)

Big Peat releases a cask strength edition every year as their limited edition Christmas Edition, since 2011 and this 2017 is totally on my radar.

Big Peat Feis Ile 2017 (Douglas Laing)
Big Peat Feis Ile 2017 (Douglas Laing)

Seeing releases of Remarkable Regional malts from Douglas Laing always makes me happy and when it's Big Peat i'm even happier, i love the creamy smoke that comes with it.

Big Peats Private Bottling (Douglas Laing)
Big Peats Private Bottling (Douglas Laing)

Big Peat, the unique Small Batch Islay Blended Malt Whisky from Douglas Laing & Co, launched a new limited edition bottling earlier this month.

Blair Athol 12yr Provenance (Douglas Laing)
Blair Athol 12yr Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Another cracker of a dram from Douglas Laing was kindly given to Livingston Whisky Club to be used in a tasting night,

Blair Athol 2002 14 Year Old Prevenance (Douglas Laing)
Blair Athol 2002 14 Year Old Prevenance (Douglas Laing)

Back in 2016 as part of my Douglas Laing and Co Fellows membership I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to write the tasting notes that go on the bottle and this was for a 2002 14 year old Blair Athol.

Bowmore 1999 Old Particular Feis Ile 2016 (Douglas Laing)
Bowmore 1999 Old Particular Feis Ile 2016 (Douglas Laing)

Way back in March when this dram was announced i was really excited, as Douglas Lain really do produce some damn great drams, but i somehow managed to refrain from tying this until very recently.

Bowmore 25 Year Old, Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
Bowmore 25 Year Old, Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

This Bowmore 25 Year Old, Old Particular was tasted back in April 2014 on a visit to Douglas Laing HQ in Glasgow.