A Laphroaig 15 year old cask sample from Douglas Laing now that just sounds like heaven to me.
Laphroaig is definitely one of those drams I have a connection to, having joined the Friends of Laphroaig almost 20 years ago (my anniversary is January), so having the opportunity to sample a 30 year old single cask had me a little giddy.
This fabulous Linkwood 17 Year Old from Douglas Laing's Old Particular range, tasted at a visit to their Glasgow headquarters, was just all fruit and sweetness.
When I started this blog in it's initial form was back in the very early days of 2012 (i actually did a couple on the last few days of 2011 also), i never thought i'd see the day when i had reviewed 1500 products, but that day has arrived.
Another interesting Douglas Laing single grain this Loch Lomond 19 year old has much more cereal and spice notes than i was expecting.
Part of the new range of single cask single malt whiskies from the Douglas Laing Provenance range.
There are a few distilleries in Scotland which have a bit of a reputation around the world, for me due to good marketing rather that whisky quality, and Macallan is one of them, but despite that i was seriously looking forward to trying this one.
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 MacDuff 2007 8yr Provenance.
Another range of Blended Scotch whiskies from Douglas Laing is the McGibbons range which features a bit of a golf theme throughout.
A fabulous Miltonduff 18 year old cask sample from Douglas Laing you can't really go wrong with that can you.
The Douglas Laing and Co Premier Barrel range, in their cracking ceramic decanters, have had a makeover recently but this older bottling of Mortlach 12 Year old came to me as a sample from my son who sourced a bottle at auction.
I picked up this Mortlach 14 year old, Old Malt Cask bottle on a trip to The Whisky Shop
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 Mortlach 2006 8yr Provenance
As a blogger I'm sometimes very lucky and get to taste some incredible whiskies, this time is no different as I taste the Mortlach 21 Year Old Directors Cut from Douglas Laing.
This Mystery Single Grain from Douglas Laing is likely to end up in the Clan Denny rangeand i'm desperate to know when it will be available as I want a bottle now.
A Single Grain whisky from Douglas Laing now thats always going to be something that will intrigue me, the fact it's a 21 Year old from North British even more.
I've really enjoyed lots of the single grain I've tasted recently, and the ladies and gents at Douglas Laing know how to pick a damn good whisky so this is exciting to try.
Special - a word used a little too often in my opinion but this whisky is most definitely Special.
When you get to a certain age whisky tends to not be older than you, or if it is it gets very expensive, so being in my early 40s and drinking a whisky 13 year older than me, this really does make me stop and think.
I've been through a couple of this bottles, and a sample, before getting round to finally writing my notes on this, its just so damn drinkable.