Whisky Focus - The Epicurean Ruby Port Finish & Tawny Port Finish

The Epicurean Ruby Port Finish & Tawny Port Finish


23rd June 2021
Douglas Laing have released a pair of limited edition single Port cask finished blended malt whiskies - The Epicurean Ruby Port Finished and The Epicurean Tawny Port Finished.

The Epicurean Ruby Port Finished and The Epicurean Tawny Port Finished Lowland Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Douglas Laing & Co today released the fourth and fifth limited edition Single Cask Finish releases in their The Epicurean Wood Series, the two Epicurean Lowland blended malt whiskies should make an interesting comparison for whisky drinkers as each has been finished in a different type of Port cask, they are The Epicurean Ruby Port Finished and The Epicurean Tawny Port Finished Lowland blended malt Scotch whiskies.

The Epicurean Ruby Port Finished and The Epicurean Tawny Port Finished have both been bottled at 48% ABV and as we have come to expect from Douglas Laing they are naturally coloured and without chill-filtration.

With this innovative series, The Epicurean seeks to demonstrate that flavour is created throughout the Whisky-making process but most significantly during the interaction between the spirit and the wood when it is in the oak cask.

For both bottlings, The Epicurean Malt was first matured in premium American Oak before being re-racked into a hand-selected Ruby Port Single Cask or Tawny Port Single Cask for a second maturation period of more than twelve months. Douglas Laing tells me that the result is a full-bodied Malt with layers of complexity and character.

Both the Ruby Port cask and Tawny Port cask originate from the Douro Valley in northern Portugal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world.

Cara Laing, Director of Whisky, who hand-selected the casks commented: "The Epicurean is a master of versatility, his wonderfully fresh and vibrant Lowland character lends itself beautifully to experimentation with different wood finishes. The deep colour presented in each of these releases speaks for the intense flavour of the spirit. The Ruby Port Finish boasts an explosion of flavours including spices, milk chocolate and tangy raspberries; and The Tawny Port Finish embodies the vibrant taste of juicy pears, red wine and sweet almonds. We are delighted with the result of these bottlings and canít wait to innovate with the next release in The Epicurean Wood Series."

Presented as usual in Douglas Laing's creative cartoon like premium gift tube, The Epicurean Ruby Port Finish and The Epicurean Tawny Port Finish are expected to retail at £59.99/Ä70 and will be available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt
 

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