ends the year with two big awards from
the Spirits Business Awards and releases
two special bottlings - the Douglas
Laing XOP Black Glenrothes 1989 Single
Cask and XOP Black Series Teaninich 1974
45 Year Old Single Cask.
Laing, Chairman of Glasgow based
independent bottler Douglas Laing, has
been presented with the Lifetime
Achievement Award from the Spirits
Business Awards 2020 and the creative
family run whisky firm which he chairs
has won the Bottler of the Year award.
These revered accolades are the result
of the firm’s impressive year-on-year
double digit growth, flair for
innovation and continued enthusiasm to
drive this family-owned and run business
via Distillery capital expenditure
projects and its new bottling facility.
With a philosophy to release Whisky "as
natural as it gets", it’s unsurprising
Douglas Laing & Co have chosen to round
off 2020 with two exceptional XOP Black
Single Cask bottlings. The first of
these is a “Sherry bomb” distilled at
the Glenrothes Distillery in Speyside.
Said to be "as dark as Coca-Cola", this
1989 Vintage has spent its life maturing
in a single Sherry butt. The second
release is an XOP Black Single Cask
bottling from Teaninich Distillery.
Distilled in 1975, this 45 Years Old
Single Malt bursts with "notes of
buttery oat biscuits, waxy oranges and
Commenting on 2020, Douglas Laing’s
Chairman, Fred Laing indicated:
"2020 is certainly one we’ll remember
for its Covid-related ups and downs.
From a strictly business perspective,
these recent awards and accolades
coupled with some special bottlings are
a very positive way to close off what
has been an exciting year for the
company. We have faced challenges but on
the whole it has been a good year at
Douglas Laing as we continue to see
growth across our core brands,
investment in increased capacity at
Strathearn Distillery and significant
progress with our Glasgow-based
distillery, bottling and head office
project. Now we look forward to 2021 and
what that will bring."
The Douglas Laing XOP Black Glenrothes
1989 Single Cask and XOP Black Series Teaninich
1974 45 Year Old Single Cask will be available
from specialist online whisky retailers