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Douglas Laing rolls out third Consortium of Cards bottling

Independent Scotch bottler Douglas Laing & Co has unveiled the penultimate release in its Consortium of Cards series, at the same time as expanding the wider Old Particular range.

Douglas Laing & Co has unveiled the penultimate release in its Consortium of Cards series, The Crackerjack

Hailing from the silent Port Dundas distillery, The Crackerjack is a 28-year-old whisky bottled at 50% abv in line with the earlier releases in the single cask series –Queen of the Hebrides and King of the Hills.

Cara Laing, third generation in the family firm, said: “As a self-confessed sweet tooth, this antique Port Dundas spirit is truly a dream dram.

“Its sherbety nose hints at the vanilla toffee and rich molasses palate, and runs to an indulgent finish packed with cappuccino, crushed nuts and maple syrup.

“The Port Dundas Distillery, in our home town of Glasgow, closed almost 10 years ago, so it’s a real privilege and pleasure for us to release this finite, charming whisky.”

At the same time as launching The Crackerjack Douglas Laing has added a number of new bottlings to the Old Particular stable, including Strathclyde 11 Years Old Single Grain. Finished in a Sherry butt, the whisky is bottled at 55% abv and boasts notes of “rich molasses, mouth-coating coffee and a caramelised nutty character”.

Other liquids include Glen Keith 21 Years Old, which offers notes of “Grandma’s lemon meringue pie”; a Sherry-matured Allt-a-Bhainne 16 Years Old that is “bursting with macerated fruit, sweet citrus and long spices”, a 12-year-old whisky from Bruichladdich that gives flavours of coffee, lemon peel and biscuit; and an 18-year-old Auchentoshan with an “American cream soda” character.

Old Particular bottlings are free from colouring and chill-filtration. The Crackerjack is available from specialist Scotch whisky retailers globally.

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