Established in 1948, Douglas Laing is a leading creator and purveyor of the finest Scotch Whisky with particular focus on artisan, Small Batch and Single Cask bottlings. A proud family business in its third generation, our goal is to continually exceed the expectations of our customers and consumers around the world by offering the most special, quality-driven and unique Scotch Whisky experience.
Previously known in the industry as "Vatted" Malt (a term that is still preferred by all at Douglas Laing), Blended Malt differs from simply Blended Whisky in that it contains no Grain Whisky, and is therefore widely considered a superior category. Their 'Remarkable Regional Malts' - Big Peat from Islay, Scallywag from Speyside, Timorous Beastie from the Highlands and Rock Oyster, displaying the best from the Islands - are Blended Malt Scotch Whiskies, combining the spirit from some of the regions' finest Distilleries to produce the ultimate territorial tastes of Scotland. If a Single Malt is a violin, you might consider a Blended Malt an entire orchestra.
Every year, Douglas Laing releases a limited edition bottling of Big Peat blended malt to celebrate Christmas. Made with whiskies from the legendary Isle of Islay, and boasting a cask strength ABV of 53.1% ABV, this is a festive treat that every whisky fan would love to find under the Christmas tree.
Nose: Toasted cedar and BBQ meat, with lighter hints of green apple hiding in there.
Palate: Loads of smoke and soot, with a kick of peppercorn and cooling mint leaf.
Finish: Salty peat smoke lasts long on the finish.