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Douglas Laing Reveals Seasonal Restricted Editions: Massive Peat Christmas and Scallywag Winter

Main distiller, blender and bottler Douglas Laing & Co right this moment unveils two new seasonal bottlings inside their Islay and Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky manufacturers: Massive Peat Christmas Version and Scallywag Winter Version. These unique releases spherical off what has been a profitable 12 months for the 2 main manufacturers in Douglas Laing’s Exceptional Regional Malts vary, each of which had been awarded gold at The Spirits Enterprise Scotch Whisky Masters 2022.

According to Douglas Laing’s ethos, these particular bottlings are proudly supplied with out colouring or chill-filtration and are each bottled at a Pure Cask Energy, with Massive Peat Christmas at 54.2% and Scallywag Winter at 54% alcohol.

A wedding of Single Cask Single Malts solely from Islay, Massive Peat’s restricted version is alleged to be “bursting with burnt caramel, wafts of Hebridean sea air and wealthy earthy notes, balanced by a toasted marshmallow sweetness”. Massive Peat Christmas Version is packaged in an opulent reward tube with gloss-varnished particulars and carries a bespoke illustration depicting the enduring bearded fisherman together with his head caught in a Christmas wreath. The candy-striped purple and white bottle capsule that has develop into synonymous with the festive launch completes the premium gifting providing.

Strictly restricted to five,400 bottles, Scallywag’s 100% Sherry Cask Matured bottling is the third annual Winter expression. Offered with a mini, inexperienced and purple striped woolen scarf around the bottle neck for seasonal enchantment. This restricted launch has been matured solely in a mix of Speyside Oloroso and Pedro Ximinéz Sherry butts. Every Single Cask Single Malt was hand-selected by the Douglas Laing household for its “wealthy and full-bodied flavours that complement the season”, leading to a spirit that’s described as “spectacularly spicy with hints of cinnamon and ginger, alongside candy, indulgent darkish chocolate”.

Commenting on the seasonal expressions, Model Supervisor, Rebecca Fennell mentioned:

“We’re delighted to unveil this 12 months’s festive releases for 2 of our largest manufacturers, Massive Peat and Scallywag. As an organization, we’re extremely proud to see these editions develop into extremely anticipated inside the Whisky world and so they have develop into one thing we stay up for yearly. Each supplied at a Pure Cask Energy and bursting with flavour, these drams are the final word heaters for the inevitable darkish and crisp winter nights forward.”

Massive Peat Christmas and Scallywag Winter Editions will probably be accessible from September 2022. These restricted editions could be bought from good specialist retailers in key markets globally, together with Europe, America and Asia. Each expressions are anticipated to retail at £57.50 / €68.50.


Douglas Laing & Co. is a number one unbiased Scotch Whisky distillery, blender and bottler specialising within the choice and launch of Single Cask Single and Small Batch Malt Scotch Whiskies.

The corporate was based by Fred Douglas Laing in 1948 and remains to be owned and run by the Laing household – Fred Laing Jr and his daughter Cara Laing.

The corporate philosophy is to bottle the way in which the distiller supposed – at a excessive power and with out chill-filtration to protect the sturdy and distinctive character of the Whisky. Douglas Laing’s business status and plenty of awards is testomony to this ethos.

Douglas Laing’s Exceptional Regional Malts, the Final Distillation of Scotland’s Malt Whisky Areas, encompasses The Epicurean Lowland Malt Scotch Whisky, Timorous Beastie (Highlands), Scallywag (Speyside), The Gauldrons (Campbeltown), Rock Island (Islands) and Massive Peat (Islay).

Past its Blended Malts experience, the award-winning Douglas Laing portfolio additionally contains Provenance, Premier Barrel, Previous Specific, Xtra Previous Specific and XOP Black, collectively often known as the agency’s “Distinctive Single Casks”.


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