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Douglas Laing The Epicurean Cognac Cask Finished


14th May 2020
Douglas Laing announce a limited edition Cognac Finished expression of their Epicurean blended malt whisky.

The Epicurean Cognac Cask FinishedDouglas Laing has announced the launch of a new limited release single cask finished expression of their Epicurean blended malt whisky, this time the creative Glasgow based whisky maker and bottler is offering whisky enthusiasts something a little different to The Epicurean expressions they would have experienced to date, a Cognac Finished expression which is being released as part of The Epicurean Wood Series, a series with which they seek to demonstrate the significant impact the cask can have on the final whisky.

The Epicurean Cognac Finished blended malt follows on from the 2019 release of the French wine, Côte-Rôtie Cask Finish. This latest Single Cask release in The Epicurean’s Wood Series is bottled at what should be a flavoursome 48% ABV, and as you expect from Douglas Laing is offered without chill-filtration and is 100% naturally coloured.

Chris Leggat, Managing Director, led the cask selection process and said: "After many trials, blind tasting and careful planning, the casks selected for this experiment were the perfect representation of a 5-star Cognac cask. We’ve paired with our Epicurean Lowland Malt Whisky to produce this resulting limited edition: A rather exciting - certainly distinguished - addition to the family".

Director of Whisky in her family’s firm, Cara Laing commented: "We continue to seek to open up the world of Scotch Whisky to new audiences and offer innovative experiences – our Epicurean Malt is best placed to do this. The core expression is fresh and zesty yet very light in style, accordingly the spirit lends itself exceptionally well to experimentation – be that in cocktails, or indeed with unique cask finishes, such as this latest release."

With only two Single Cognac Casks Finished of this blended malt released, the spirit is said to have overriding tropical style with lychee, fiery ginger, sandalwood and coconut as a result of the finishing in two specially selected French Cognac casks.

The Epicurean Cognac Finish Limited Edition is expected to retail at £59.99. You will find the Douglas Laing portfolio of whiskies including The Epicurean whisky range available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt
 

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