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The Gaudrons Batch 1 (Douglas Laing) Review

The Gaudrons Batch 1 (Douglas Laing) I've reviewed a number of Remarkable Regional Malts on this site over the last 6 years but this one was one that really did excite me, its not often an interesting affordable dram from Campbeltown is released.

The official script says "The Gauldrons offers a dry saltiness, with gentle peat smoke, a maritime quality and a dark sugary sweetness" and theres not much in there i would disagree with, for me it is a really sweet, creamy, oily, minerally delicious dram.

I've seen a few people not as impressed as I was, i think many of them are comparing this to a Single cask Springbank and it certainly isnt that. It is however very tasty and very much typical of the Campbeltown style.

I love this and will be making my way through a couple of bottles.

Many places have sold out now but it is still available from The Whisky Exchange.

Thanks to Douglas Laing for the official sample.

Tasting Notes & Details


Pear drops and honeycomb sweetness comes first, then a light dirty oily richness and salinity, chocolate wrapped mechanics rags and a Cadbury’s crunchie that’s melted on a warm car dashboard, malted strip sweets adds to the overall roundness and complexity.


Creamy chocolate crunchie and straight up honeycomb with a rich saline note and more of those melted strips, tasty juice.


A creamy Caledonian oyster with chocolate, warm metal notes growing and comforting

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: The Gaudrons Batch 1 (Douglas Laing)
Age: NAS
ABV: 46.20
Distiller: Douglas Laing
Bottler: Douglas Laing
Type: Blended Malt
From: Scotland, Campbeltown
Posted: 28/02/2018 by Tom

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