Whisky Focus - Douglas Laing Unveils Big Peat 12 Year Old & Epicurean 12 Year Old

Douglas Laing Unveils Big Peat 12 & Epicurean 12 Year Old


26th August 2020
Douglas Laing adds two new age statement blended malt whiskies to their Remarkable Regional Malts range, the Big Peat 12 Year Old and The Epicurean 12 Year Old.

Big Peat 12 Year Old and The Epicurean 12 Year Old

Douglas Laing today unveiled two new permanent additions to their popular 'Remarkable Regional Malts' series of Scotch blended malt whiskies, and both the new additions will carry a clear age statement of 12 Years Old.

The first new addition and the first permanent release in the Big Peat series to date to carry an age statement is the Big Peat 12 Year Old. Big Peat is the peaty Islay regional malt that established the 'Remarkable Regional Malts' series for Douglas Laing, they describe the new 12 year old addition as a unique marriage of Single Cask Single Malts which has been bottled at what has now become the standard for this range - without colouring or chill-filtration, and at a strength of 46% ABV. The official tasting notes for the Big Peat 12 Year Old include "charred oak, chimney soot and rock salt, complemented by brown sugar and bonfire ashes".

You have to head back over the water and down to the Lowlands for the second new age statement addition to the 'Remarkable Regional Malts' series, the Epicurean 12 Year Old which Douglas Laing say is a marriage of Single Cask Single Malts distilled in Scotlandís Lowland region. The Epicurean 12 is said to "burst with citrus zest, ripe peaches and a touch of spice", the official tasting notes for Epicureanís new 12 Year Old permanent fixture also feature "coconut flakes and cut grass". Presented in eye-catching silver and green packaging the Epicurean 12 has been bottled without colouring or chill-filtration, at 46% ABV.

Commenting on the new releases, Chris Leggat, Douglas Laing & Co.'s Managing Director said: "Since joining Douglas Laing in 2013, itís been an exciting journey watching Big Peat "grow up" and helping to establish the Epicurean brand which launched as recently as 2016 but is growing very nicely for us. The two are polar opposites in terms of taste profile but these permanent bottlings, designed expressly for specialist retail, are an exciting development for the business. They join Timorous Beastie 10 Years Old, Scallywag 10 Years Old and Rock Island 10 Years Old in our dynamic series of Whiskies which offers a fun yet credible, quality line-up for the specialist retail category".

Big Peat 12 Years Old and Epicurean 12 Years Old have a RRP of £55.00 and £50.00 respectively and will be available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt
 

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