• Established in 1948, Douglas Laing & Co was founded in 1948 and it is an independent whisky bottler located in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Douglas Laing has lots of brands such as Old Particular, Provenance and Xtra Old Particular (Single Cask whiskies). “Remarkable Regional Malts” is probably their most known range with bottlings:
  1. Big Peat (Islay blended malt)
  2. Scallywag (Speyside blended malt)
  3. Timorous Beastie (Highland blended malt)
  4. Rock Oyster (Islands blended malt)
  5. The Epicurean (Lowland blended malt)
December 6, 2015

Scallywag blended malt review

As a big fan of Big Peat, I had to try out Scallywag by Douglas Laing as soon as it was launched. Scallywag is a vatted malt made from Speyside whiskies, such as Mortlach, Macallan and Glenrothes. Most of the whiskies in this small batch release come from Spanish Ex-Sherry […]
April 1, 2014

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2012 Cask Strength review

Great sequel – DIE HARD II whisky I already reviewed the original Big Peat. This is the same stuff but cask strength. Nice sequel for the “Die Hard whisky“, as I referenced Big Peat. Same ingredients but with more power and explosions. Just like Die Hard II, this dram follows […]
April 1, 2014

Big Peat review

Big boy – A DIE HARD whisky Big Peat is Die Hard. Offering smoky explosions and heavy blasting, yet hints of the soft and tender side, mostly for the nose. Big Peat’s personification, Beauregard I. G. Peat, is surely a citizen of Islay. You can tell that from miles away, […]