Captain Tristram Speedy whose colourful expeditions spanned a good part of the 19th century was a decorated commander born in India whose life of exploration and military triumphs left a distinct imprint in the colonial story of Africa and Asia. The trails of his explotis had illuminated his name in the rich historical annals of the Abyssinian Empire, known today as Ethiopia, the Indian region, and the bustling Straits of Settlement in Malaya. A swashbuckling adventurer in service to the British Crown, Speedy lived up to his namesake as he pursued and seized turmoil where it arose in the region. His leadership in bringing order to chaos earned him the Indian Mutiny, Punjad and Eufoszai medals, as well as favour with the Abyssinian emperor who tasked the captain with training his imperial army. Even after matters got worse and he had to flee for his life from the Abyssinians, Captain Speedy took up the role of the guardian to the son of the emperor who had died at the hand of the British. The winds that carried him to Malaya saw him raise and commandeer Indian troops into the heat of the Larut Wars, stamping order to a decade-long conflict in Larut. A rogue spirit with a heart of honour, the enterprising Speedy was also known for his captivating, multi-faceted personality borne of exposure to cultures aplenty. Adventure was the home of this character, a globe-trotter that charts his own path of success for self and country, a trailblazer awash in the steamy tropical winds and swirling seas of the British frontier to the East. The spirit of adventure captured in the feats of Captain Tristram Speedy is warmly encased in the light embers of Timah, a name which represents the enduring symbol of enterprise in Malayan history that led to cascades of development for the country at the dawn of the 20th century. Unassuming notes for the nose make for an esay welcome to this dram, as a faintly floral flavour starts and is caravanned through for a breezy smooth finish. Before the taste of this light palate, a robust intensity greets the senses with a playful thrill before subduing into a sweet lingering warmth. Timah is imbued with a gentle tropical fruit peatiness that stays bright without undue intensity. Timah Whiskey ,Malaysia first double peated blended whiskey, Awarded Silver winner in SanFrancisco World Spirit Award in year 2020
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Importers and entrepreneurs, the founders of Oban distillery would have approved of the Spanish influence brought to bear with this edition’s second maturation in Montilla Fino cask wood finish.
Douglas Laing's Remarkable Regional Malts are the ultimate distillation of Scotland's Malt Whisky regions; each bottling embodies the overarching characteristics of the region it is sourced from. If a Single Malt is a violin, a Blended Malt is an entire orchestra! Feeling indecisive? This gift pack offers the chance to sample each Remarkable Regional Malt in miniature format. This Gift Pack includes a 5cl miniature of the following: * The Epicurean * Timorous Beastie * Scallywag * Rock Island * Big Peat
Double matured in Pedro Ximinez cask wood, this is a mellow Lagavulin, peat-rich, sweet and very more-ish.
In Japanese, Roku translates as the number six. Inside every bottle of Roku Gin, you will find six very special botanicals that are sourced in Japan. These represent Suntory’s commitment to only use the best ingredients harvested from the best growing areas in Japan. Every aspect of Roku Gin is crafted by Japanese artisans with a centuries-old tradition of meticulous attention to detail. Not only are Roku Gin’s ingredients of the highest quality, many are also uniquely Japanese and, therefore, best understood by Japanese artisans. Suntory’s mastery of this process is the result of extensive experience gained over decades making gin. Suntory developed its own multiple distillation process as a result of the special features each botanical brings to Roku Gin’s perfectly balanced mix.
A welcome new addition to the Ultimate range. Ardbeg An Oa is singularly rounded, due in no small part to time spent in our newly established bespoke oak Gathering Vat where whiskies from several cask types - including; sweet Pedro Ximenez; spicy virgin charred oak; and intense ex-bourbon casks, amongst others - familiarise themselves with each other. The result is a dram with smoky power, mellowed by a delectable, smooth sweetness. Hallmark Ardbeg peat, dark chocolate and aniseed are wrapped in smooth, silky butterscotch, black pepper and clove, before rising to an intense crescendo of flavour.
12 year old Mortlach single malt, independently bottled by Douglas Laing for the Old Particular range. This was drawn from a single refill hogshead, which matured the whisky from November 2006 to June 2018, before being bottled at 48.4% ABV. Just 285 bottles were produced.
One of only 298 bottles - charged from a Refill Barrel - REF - DL14292.
This 2006 Ledaig is a single cask bottling for Douglas Laing's Old Particular range of whisky.
Distilled February 2006.
Bottled August 2020.
Cask No DL14292.
Archetypally Islay, Big Peat 12 Years Old delivers charred oak, chimney smoke, rock pools and summer tar, running to a long and lingering finish with brown sugar, bonfire ashes and a real phenolic quality. Proudly bottled at 46% alcohol strength and offered without colouring or chill-filtration, Big Peat 12 Years Old is the ultimate distillation of Islay.
THE SINGELTON Of Dufftown 25 Year. Aged in ex-Bourbon casks in the Dufftown Distillery in Dufftown, Speyside, this single malt pours as a light orange gold with a nose that is smooth and round, subtly hinting at notes of tropical fruit. The palate proves to be spicier and even more tropical, with layers of pears, passionfruit and even pineapple. The finish is lengthy and designed to be approachable, ideal for introducing new aficionados to the world of scotch.
With the Hennessy VS Limited Edition by Felipe Pantone, associations begin in a matter of seconds. Somewhere between test screen and chessboard, the contemporary Argentinian-Spanish artist Felipe Pantone creates something that can be understood as a balancing act between analog past and digitalized future. Here you get the limited Hennessy Edition, which was created in cooperation between artist and mega brand - undoubtedly worth a purchase!
A great whisky holding all the flavours of all the Glenfarclas in one glass. Don't be afraid of the strength and order a 210, if you DARE! The smoothness make the 105 drinkable at cask strength, but i would suggest adding a little water, to fully explore it's great depth.
The Douglas Laing family is proud to present Scallywag Year Of Ox Edition - a 100% sherry matured, limited edition Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky to celebrate the lunar of the Ox.
The Poetic Edda tells the tale of the apocalyptic battle between the Gods and the Fire and Ice Giants, where the old world perished in a blazing ball of fire and the new world was born from its ashes. Celebrating this re-birth, or Ragnarok, we released 28,000 bottles of FIRE EDITION, encased in specially commissioned crimson glass. Matured in 100% refill Port seasoned casks – a first for Highland Park – the result is a vibrant single malt with the natural hue of glowing flames. Here, damsons, cinnamon, dried fruit and chocolate dance on the tongue, before sizzling to an intense fruity finish.