Douglas Laing takes inspiration from the elements

6th February, 2019 by Melita Kiely

Family-owned Scotch whisky bottler Douglas Laing has unveiled a new limited edition Scotch whisky series, called Old Particular Elements Single Casks, inspired by fire, air, earth and water.

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The first bottling in Douglas Laing’s Old Particular Elements series is Fire

The range will begin with Fire, which is a bottling of 12-year-old Craigellachie from a “well charred and characterful Sherry butt”.

Bottled at 54.3% abv, Craigellachie 12 Years Old Fire Edition has an RRP of £95 (US$123).

Each whisky in the range has been bottled at natural cask strength and without caramel colouring.

Cara Laing, Douglas Laing’s director of whisky, said: “Our cask selection and packaging design pays tribute to the natural elements that contribute so significantly to the production of Scotch whisky.

“From oak trees to charred casks, peat and of course water, this specialist single cask selection celebrates the role of the elements in the whisky-making cycle.”

Douglas Laing celebrated its 70th anniversary last year with several events and bottlings, including a 1982 vintage Port Ellen and a 26-year-old Big Peat.

The whisky bottler kick-started 2019 with a limited edition, cask strength 12-year-old Timorous Beastie.

For an in-depth look into the history of Douglas Laing, take a look at the February issue of The Spirits Business magazine, out now.

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