54.5% ABV. Charged from an ex-bourbon barrel. 201 bottles. Distilled May 2005. Bottled February 2021.
“Cheers to Better Days” is a new 'mini-series' from the Laings that includes a limited edition Jura, Port Dundas, Linkwood and this Bunnahabhain, each from just one single cask. The family firm says the series has been bottled in recognition of a brighter future ahead. All four editions are noted to be bursting with Summer time character, and visually led by an orange label featuring a bespoke, hand-drawn illustration intended to signify “joy, warmth, health and success.”
Bottled at a punchy alcohol strength of 48.4% and proudly offered without colouring or chill-filtration, the Bunnah' is said to balance “a melody of zesty citrus juices and sweet spices.”
Cara Laing, Douglas Laing’s Director of Whisky, further commented: “The light at the end of the tunnel, that we are all so desperately craving, has been truly and beautifully represented by this mini-series."
Independently bottled single malt from Craigellachie, released for the Old Particular range. This one was aged in a refill hogshead for 14 years - from July 2005 until November 2019 - and was then bottled up by the folks from Douglas Laing. 298 bottles were released.
A grand old Girvan single grain, independently bottled for the Old Particular range by Douglas Laing! This one was aged for 30 years, from December 1989 to March 2021, in a single cask. Following that, the whisky was bottled up at 51.5% ABV, with an outturn of only 204 bottles.
12 year old single malt distilled by the brilliant Glen Moray, and aged in a refill hogshead cask from June 2008 to August 2020. After that dozen-year-long slumber, Douglas Laing came along and bottled it up for the Old Particular range, with an outturn of 354 bottles.
A sherry puncheon of Glenallachie 2005 bottled at 15 years old by Douglas Laing for their Old Particular series at a good drinking strength of 48.4%. Lovely colour on this whisky, and Douglas Laing know how to pick a good cask, so this is unlikely to hang around.
Puncheons are broad, dumpy casks associated with rum and sherry, and can be absolutely enormous - up to 700 litres - but this one has sadly only yielded 193 bottles, so you'd best be quick about it if you want one.
Looking for a particularly tasty whisky? How about an Old Particular?! This is a 12 year old Glenburgie single malt, bottled by the ever brilliant Douglas Laing for the Old Particular range. It began life in February 2007 and was aged in a refill hogshead for a dozen years, before being bottled up in November 2019 with an outturn of 365 bottles.
A 12 year old Glengoyne, independently bottled by those wonderful folks over at Douglas Laing! This was distilled in August 2005 and left to age in a hogshead cask for a dozen years until it was bottled in September 2017 with an outturn of 351 bottles.
12 year old single malt from the marvellous Macduff Distillery, independently bottled up by Douglas Laing for the Old Particular range. This expression was aged in a refill hogshead for a dozen years, from June 2009 to September 2021, before being bottled at 48.4% ABV with an outturn of only 327 bottles – each one featuring the rather optimistic phrase "Cheers to better days" on the label.
One of only 305 bottles - charged from a PX Sherry Butt - REF - DL15193.
This 2006 Caol Ila is a single cask bottling for Douglas Laing's 'The Midnight Series' Old Particular range of whisky.
Distilled June 2005.
Bottled September 2021.
Cask No DL15193.
49.6% ABV. Single Grain. Charged from a refill barrel. 168 bottles. Distilled November 1995. Bottled March 2021.
OLD PARTICULAR Midnight Series North British 2003 – 18 Year Old. Spicy and flavourful, this 18-year-old North British has been aged in Sherry casks before joining the special ‘Midnight’ series of Douglas Laing. Created in honour of the darkest time of the night, it features single cask bottlings with an exceptionally dark colour and a unique richness of flavour due to their ageing in Sherry casks. Distilled in March 2003 and bottled in June 2021 without colouring or chill filtration, this single grain is a limited edition of 712 bottles worldwide.
A somewhat mysterious single malt from Douglas Laing's Old Particular range. This one comes from "Probably Orkney's Finest Distillery", though with the very small number of distilleries on Orkney, you might be able to figure out which one it was from. The whisky itself was distilled in June 1999 and bottled in August 2020 after 21 years of maturation in a refill hogshead. 236 bottles were produced.
13 year old single grain Scotch whisky from the sadly closed Port Dundas distillery, independently bottled by Douglas Laing. It was distilled in July 2004, matured in American oak barrels and bottled in March 2018 for the Old Particular range.
15 year old single grain from the Port Dundas Distillery, independently bottled by Douglas Laing. This one was distilled back in July 2004 and bottled in December 2019 after enjoying a finishing period in a Pedro Ximénez sherry butt. 325 bottles were release as part of the Old Particular range by Douglas Laing.