Glasgow European City of Culture 1990 Collectors Blend (75cl, 40%)
In 1990 the City of Glasgow was awarded the prestige of being the European City of Culture. To commemorate this, Master Blenders and Bottlers Douglas Laing & Co issued a limited edition Premium Reserve Scotch Blend in a magnificent porcelain decanter. This decanter has a depiction of Glasgow’s buildings with the associated buildings named in a bright gold print. The decanter comes sealed with a security band over the top and a separate porcelain cork stopper.
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.