Double Barrel 1st Releases Set of 2 - Speyside & Lowland, Islay & Highland - Douglas Laing (2 x 70cl, 46%)
Double Barrel is a marriage of two very different Single Malts, skilfully selected and carefully combined to create a beautiful balance of very different flavours. Every sip brings you a thrilling combination of polar opposites: sweetness and smoke, honey and heat, citrus and spice. Packed with extraordinary flavour, specially selected Exceptional Single Cask Whiskies exemplify 'As Natural As It Gets' Philosophy by serving a rich reward for those looking to savour a dram straight from the cask.
Speyside & Lowland - Double Barrel (Douglas Laing) (Old Bottling) (70cl, 46%) - an intriguing blended malt Scotch whisky, created using just two casks of single malt. One of these casks came from an anonymous Speyside distillery, and the other came from an anonymous Lowland distillery.
Islay & Highland - Double Barrel (Douglas Laing) (Old Bottling) (70cl, 46%) - a blended malt made with one cask of single malt Scotch whisky from an undisclosed distillery on Islay and one cask of single malt Scotch whisky from an undisclosed distillery in the Highlands.
Douglas Laing & Co was established in 1948 by Fred Douglas Laing, affectionately known as “FDL.” The company started out as a blending business, but over time their focus shifted towards independently bottlings single malts. Fred died in 1982, leaving the business to his two sons, Stewart and Fred Jr, who eventually carved it up in 2013, with Stewart leaving to establish Hunter Laing. Fred Jr and his daughter Cara now run Douglas Laing, which continues to bottle single malt and has also revived its blending business. Additionally, the company has recently moved into distilling as well, announcing plans to construct the new Clutha distillery in Glasgow, and taking over Strathearn in Perthshire in 2019.