Douglas Laing’s The Epicurean represents the Lowlands

New blended malt released

The Epicurean is joins the range of Douglas Laing’s blended malt Scotch whiskies as a representative of the Lowlands. This new whisky has already been released.

The Epicurean joins the other blended malts

The family business Douglas Laing puts an accent on the different whisky regions of Scotland with its special blended malt releases. After releasing the Scallywag, blended from Speyside whiskies, the Timorous Beastie from the Highlands, Big Peat from Islay and Rock Oyster from other Scottish islands they now present The Epicurean from the Lowlands. Douglas Laing doesn’t tell which whiskies are blended for the Epicurean though.

Colorful characters of Glasgow

The exceptional name The Epicurean was explained in by Fred Laing, Managing Director of the company, in a press release introducing the new release: it was chosen commemorating the colorful characters that were known as aficionados and charming party entertainers of Glasgow around 1930. Everybody tried to have at least one epicurean joining his party to stay a topic of conversation in Glasgow. Now Douglas Laing has its Epicurean and is proud of it!

The Epicurean is described as being powerful and rich in aromas. It was bottled with 46.2 % ABV and was neither colored nor chill filtered.

Official Tasting Notes of The Epicurean

In a tipple of our Small Batch Epicurean, you can bet on a nose that is barley rich, citric, floral and herbal.
The mouth-coatingly sweet palate displays crunched sugar, burnt citrus, mixed spices, thyme, peaches and hard candy…
All charmingly underpinned and enriched in the finish with more of that earlier herbal character, in a gristy style with almonds, cut grass and burnt sugar.