Whisky Focus - Old Particular King of the Hills Ben Nevis 20 Years Old

Old Particular King of the Hills Ben Nevis 20 Years Old


14th June 2017
Douglas Laing reveal second release in the Old Particular Consortium of Cards Series, Old Particular King of the Hills Ben Nevis 20 Years Old.

Consortium of Cards Series Old Particular King of the Hills Ben Nevis 20 Years OldDouglas Laing have just revealed the second bottling in their Consortium of Cards Series which they launched earlier this year. Following on from the "Queen of the Hebrides" release in February, they have announced the launch of Old Particular "King of the Hills" which is very appropriately a single cask Ben Nevis 20 Year Old which they describe as having a "Cereal sweetness on the nose with a fruity and baked bread style palate, with a long finish of charred oak, vanilla and warm scones".

The Consortium of Cards King of the Hills Ben Nevis 20 Year Old was matured in a single refill butt and bottled at 50% ABV, naturally coloured and non chill-filtered. A limited release of 626 bottles are available, with each bottle label adorned with a "King of the Hills" King of Diamonds illustration.

The King of the Hills is the "high card" amongst a small selection of Old Particular bottlings from Douglas Laing this quarter. Douglas Laing tell me that they have also released a couple of richly spiced Sherry bombs, including an Old Particular Braeval 15 Year Old and a Glenrothes 12 Year Old, fully matured in a single Sherry butt. Also from Speyside this quarter is a Mortlach 12 Year Old, whilst an Auchentoshan 16 Year Old, which they describe as having "a warming nutty sweetness", is a rare Lowland release from Douglas Laing. Completing this quarters outturn is a Glen Keith 21 Year Old, which DL say displays great depth and mouth-feel with a "lemon meringue pie, vanilla ice cream and flambéed orange" character.

You will find the Old Particular bottlings, including the "King of the Hills" special limited edition available from specialist online whisky shops such as Master of Malt
 

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