Douglas Laing / Douglas Laing

King of Scots Blended Scotch Whisky Review

King of Scots Blended Scotch WhiskyAnyone who knows anything about Douglas Laing and Co knows their roots stem back to the purchase of the King of Scots blend and this dram is still available to buy today.

Available in the UK but tends to be much more popular in export markets around the world this dram has lovely notes of dried roasted sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds, there's the insides of a honeydew melon and the green outer leaves of a corn cob, it sounds odd but it's actually a really tasty dram and for me makes the bigger known brands in the UK pale into comparison.

This is a dram i'd happily have as a regular sipper and also one i'd happily have in the house for those times when someone asks for a whisky and mixer as a good quality alternative.

If you fancy trying this grab one from specialists like Master of Malt

Thanks to Douglas Laing for the official samples.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

Dry toasted seeds sunflower and pumpkin seeds especially, the scooped out middle seeds and elements from a honeydew melon, a light hint of acrylic glue and a touch of light oak woodiness. Green outer of a corn cob, When left in the glass some ground coffee notes and some Chinese five spice begin to appear.

Palate

Corn cob outer leaves, more of the dry roasted sunflower seeds, a puff of light smokiness comes in also, porridge oats and those slight sweet melon insides again

Finish

Light smoky notes and those sweet honeydew melon inners again

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: King of Scots Blended Scotch Whisky
Age: NAS
ABV: 40.00
Distiller: Douglas Laing
Bottler: Douglas Laing
Type: Blend
From: Scotland, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 22/03/2018 by Tom



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