Douglas Laing & Co creates two new 18-year-old whiskies


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Douglas Laing & Co has launched two new 18-year-old whiskies to join its Remarkable Regional Malts series of limited editions.

Timorous Beastie 18 Years Old is a Highland vatted malt, with no added colouring or chill-filtration, bottled at 46.8% ABV. It has notes of gentle spices, complemented by honey, vanilla and juicy barley.

The third release under the brand to carry an age statement, Timorous Beastie 18 Years Old follows 2016’s acclaimed 40 Years Old and 21 Years Old bottlings.

Rock Oyster 18 Years Old is a maritime marriage of malts distilled on Arran, Islay, Jura and Orkney. Said to be “rich with flavours of the sea”, the tasting notes feature “a blast of sea air, tobacco and sweet peat”, brought to life on the packaging by a detailed illustration of a sailboat battling stormy seas off Scotland’s West Coast. It is bottled without colouring or chill-filtration at ABV of 46.8%.

Fred Laing, Douglas Laing & Co’s managing director, said: “The launch of this pair of feisty yet mature teenagers is an exciting development for Douglas Laing. Joining our recently-launched Scallywag 13 Years Old, our Remarkable Regional Malts range is expanding and growing up, delivering a comprehensive and dynamic range of credible yet fun scotch whiskies.”

Douglas Laing & Co is a leading independent scotch whisky blender and bottler specialising in the selection and release of single cask single and small-batch malt scotch whiskies.

Its Remarkable Regional Malts encompasses The Epicurean Lowland Malt Scotch Whisky, Timorous Beastie (Highlands), Scallywag (Speyside), Rock Oyster (Islands) and Big Peat (Islay). The portfolio also includes Old Particular Single Casks, XOP and Provenance, collectively known as the firm’s “Exceptional Single Casks”.

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