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Six Limited Edition Remarkable Regional Malts Review

Timorous Beastie 18 Year Old (Douglas Laing) The standard Remarkable Regional Malts are on my must own list all the time, so when some Limited Editions come along they really do excite me.

This range of six limited editions really does include something for everyone, with the Rock Oyster 18 being my complete favourite but all of them are well worthy of being part of your collection of whiskies.

Check out your favourite specialist on online stores like The Whisky Exchange or Master of Malt for these and more as they are released.

Thanks to Douglas Laing for the official samples.

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2017 (Douglas Laing) Review

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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.

This cask strength creamy beauty is usually always a stormer of a dram and this years is no different, filled with creamy smoke, buttery croisants and baked goods, delicious stuff.

Pop over to Master of Malt and grab one whilst you still can.

Thanks to Douglas Laing for the official sample.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

Thick creamy butter smoke, dry wood fire smoke with Aberdeen butteries, soft lemon citrus notes hiding in the background, pine cones and fresh pine needles

Palate

Fresh creamy smoke, wood smoke, hints of menthol and eucalyptus cough sweets, buttery

Finish

Drying, croissant buttery ness

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Big Peat Christmas Edition 2017 (Douglas Laing)
Age: NAS
ABV: 54.10
Distiller: Douglas Laing
Bottler: Douglas Laing
Type: Blended Malt
From: Scotland, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 04/10/2017 by Tom

Big Peat Feis Ile 2017 (Douglas Laing) Review

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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.

This limited edition to celebrate Feis Ile 2017 features pictures of hundreds of friends of Big Peat on the box (including me) and is yet again another storming dram.

These aren't easy to get and sell out pretty quickly, so make sure you're on the Douglas laing mailing list and follow them on social media to ensure you get all the latest details.

Thanks to Douglas Laing for the official sample.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

Smoked chantilly cream, a hint of prunes and a creamy smoked fish note, like a good Cullen skink, Demerara sugar sweetness

Palate

Dry wood smoke mixing with sweet caramelised Demerara sugar topping and light prunes and dark fruits, reminiscent of angel topping covered fruit pots

Finish

Drying on the tongue with wood smoke

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Big Peat Feis Ile 2017 (Douglas Laing)
Age: NAS
ABV: 48.00
Distiller: Douglas Laing
Bottler: Douglas Laing
Type: Blended Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 04/10/2017 by Tom

Rock Oyster 18 Year Old (Douglas Laing) Review

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Rock Oyster 18 Year Old (Douglas Laing) Rock Oyster is one of those drams I often hear friends saying "this is my favourite remarkable regional malt" and I was really looking forward to this.

Filled with huge smoky caramel notes and lots of delicous coastal notes, this is seriously tasty and my personal favourite from the current crop of Limited Edition Remarkable Regional Malts .

In Stock at Master of Malt this is an outstanding dram that you wont want to miss.

Thanks to Douglas Laing for the official sample.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

Gentle coal fire, salted caramels, salt water taffies, walnuts and a gentle Brazil nut note, a touch of heather honey floral notes and fresh apple also

Palate

Salty earthy honey roast root vegetables, coal dust and more of the walnuts, dry smoke

Finish

Full of flavour, gently drying,

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Rock Oyster 18 Year Old (Douglas Laing)
Age: 18
ABV: 46.80
Distiller: Douglas Laing
Bottler: Douglas Laing
Type: Blended Malt
From: Scotland, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 04/10/2017 by Tom

Rock Oyster Sherry Edition (Douglas Laing) Review

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Rock Oyster Sherry Edition (Douglas Laing) Rock Oyster is one of those drams I often hear friends saying "this is my favourite remarkable regional malt" add in a big dash of Sherry and many will be running around in excitement.

Most people know Sherry matured whiskies aren't the best for me, this is hugely smoky, fruity, doughy and more, a massive punchy dram and one many will love.

In Stock at Master of Malt pop over to pick one up.

Thanks to Douglas Laing for the official sample.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

TCP, sticking plasters, BBQd red currant jam, red laces sweets, smoke from a wood fired pizza oven with all the doughy, meaty, vegetable notes that goes with it, smells dry and a little dusty.

Palate

Smoky rock samphur, coal tar soap, dry roasted vegetables and salted dark chocolate, very in your face

Finish

Drying, salty, smoky, yum

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Rock Oyster Sherry Edition (Douglas Laing)
Age: NAS
ABV: 46.80
Distiller: Douglas Laing
Bottler: Douglas Laing
Type: Blended Malt
From: Scotland, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 04/10/2017 by Tom

Scallywag 13 Year Old (Douglas Laing) Review

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Scallywag 13 Year Old (Douglas Laing) Scallywag really is a terrier of a dram with lots of sweet fruits and dark fruit cakes, lots of leather and chocolate, so an older, age statement dram is going to be great isnt it.

Full of prune juice and fennel seeds, dark chocolate and and fruity caske spices, this is a corker of a dram, and one i would happily sit and sip for hours on end.

In Stock at Master of Malt pop over to pick one up.

Thanks to Douglas Laing for the official sample.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

Prune juice and gentle aniseed notes, fennel seeds and bitter dark chocolate, spiced pumpkin pie with a light coating of Fruit cake spices

Palate

Leathery and light tobacco, fennel and dark chocolate again, hints of chocolate chilli, touch of beeswax and cured meats

Finish

Plums prunes and spices

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Scallywag 13 Year Old (Douglas Laing)
Age: 13
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Douglas Laing
Bottler: Douglas Laing
Type: Blended Malt
From: Scotland, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 04/10/2017 by Tom

Timorous Beastie 18 Year Old (Douglas Laing) Review

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Timorous Beastie 18 Year Old (Douglas Laing) Timorous Beastie 21 and 40 were both outstanding, this 18 year old really was one i wanted to try.

Filled with malty goodness this dram is one of my ultimate favourites, vanilla sugar sweetness and a huge dose of moreishness, this is one you really want to track down and trap.

This seems to have sold out everywhere, but keep trying and you might find one.

Thanks to Douglas Laing for the official sample.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

A big hit of malt, with malt barley, malt loaf and digestive biscuit all featuring, then light grassy notes before tinned golden syrup, hints of sweet haribo fruitiness also, vanilla sugar

Palate

Vanilla sugar sweetness, candied oranges and travel sweets, haribo fruitiness again, tarte apple skins, more sugar less spice with water

Finish

A light spice prickle on the tongue but overlasting sweetness

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Timorous Beastie 18 Year Old (Douglas Laing)
Age: 18
ABV: 46.80
Distiller: Douglas Laing
Bottler: Douglas Laing
Type: Blended Malt
From: Scotland, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 04/10/2017 by Tom





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