Whisky Focus - Douglas Laing 6 XOP Single Casks To Mark 75th Diamond Anniversary

Douglas Laing 6 XOP Single Casks To Mark 75th Anniversary

21st September 2023
Family-owned Scotch Whisky Distillers, Blenders and Bottlers Douglas Laing are celebrating 75 years in the whisky business and they are marking the milestone with the release of Six XOP Single Cask Diamond Anniversary Sets.

Douglas Laing 75th Diamond Anniversay Singla Cask XOP Whiskies - Speyside's Finest 55 year old, Port Dundas 45 year old, Macallan 35 year old, Blair Athol 30 year old, Cameronbridge 45 year old, and Port Ellen 40 year old

Douglas Laing & Co. has delved deep into its treasured Scotch Whisky reserves to handpick and unveil a collection of six of their most esteemed Single Casks in honour of their 75th Anniversary.

Founded in 1948 by the Whisky enthusiast Fred Douglas Laing, this family-owned enterprise proudly stands as independent Scotch Whisky Distillers, Blenders, and Bottlers, now spanning three generations. With over 75 years of legacy, enriched history, and honed expertise, they have perfected their craft, consistently delivering quality whiskies for us to enjoy.

The essence of these opulent sets revolves around the theme of "The Diamond Year," showcasing exceptionally rare spirits that Douglas Laing regards as their prized gemstones, all elegantly presented in bespoke packaging.

At the heart of their tradition lies the art of crafting hand-bottled and hand-labelled Single Cask editions. Dedication is poured into nurturing and refining the finest Single Casks sourced from Scotland's most renowned distilleries. This remarkable collection comprises a Speyside's Finest 55 year old, Port Dundas 45 year old, Macallan 35 year old, Blair Athol 30 year old, Cameronbridge 45 year old, and a elusive Port Ellen 40 year old, all standing as testaments to their commitment to excellence.

Charles MacLean sampling the XOP 75th Anniversay whiskies with Fred and Cara Laing.

These exceptional bottling's have been sampled by renowned Whisky author, Charles MacLean. Giving them his stamp of approval, he commented: "This is an exceptional set of six rare old Malt and Grain Scotch Whiskies - all Single Casks so extremely rare - selected by Fred Laing and his daughter, Cara, to mark the 75th Anniversary of their family business, Douglas Laing & Co., which was founded in Glasgow by Freds father in 1948. I was delighted to have been invited to assess and profile the whiskies, with Fred and Cara, in their new tasting room, and can happily report their excellence!"

Douglas Laing's unwavering pursuit of perfection is mirrored in their collaboration with British Designer Richard Brendon, whose exquisite crystalware graces these exclusive sets. This union exemplifies the seamless fusion of artistry and design, with each piece being meticulously mouth-blown, hand-cut, and adorned with intricate details, all while maintaining a timeless aesthetic. The result is an infusion of exceptional craftsmanship into every moment.

With a shared commitment to excellence and quality, this partnership emerges as a true embodiment of luxury and refinement.

Cara Laing, Director of Whisky, and third generation in the family business comments: "Our 75th Anniversary is a landmark and momentous occasion for us and one we continue to enjoy celebrating throughout the year. We are delighted to be launching our Xtra Old Particular 75th Anniversary Editions Single Cask Whiskies selected from deep within the Douglas Laing family vaults. These latest editions reflect very much our focus and philosophy to release excellent Scotch Whisky at the peak of perfection, truly honouring this significant milestone in our family history in more ways than my grandfather could ever have imagined. Heres to the next 75 years of Whisky adventures!"

Douglas Laing XOP 75th Anniversary Diamond Anniversary Set

Each exclusive XOP Diamond Anniversary Set includes:

  • 1 x 70cl bottle featuring a glass stopper and metal embossed label.
  • A mouth-blown and hand-cut diamond crystalware set by Richard Brendon, comprising 1 x large decanter dressed with a metal neck tag, and 1x contemporary crystal Whisky tumbler.
  • 1 x pewter coloured, weighty zinc alloy metal coaster with a black velvet coated back.
  • 1 x premium certificate, hand-signed by Fred and Cara Laing.
  • Packaged within a bespoke diamond shaped gift box with special, sturdy fitments.

You will find the XOP Speyside's Finest 55 year old, XOP Port Dundas 45 year old, XOP Macallan 35 year old, XOP Blair Athol 30 year old, XOP Cameronbridge 45 year old, and a XOP Port Ellen 40 year old available from specialist online whisky shops such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt

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