A 1995 Bowmore single malt from indie bottler Douglas Laing, matured in a single refill hogshead for a quarter of a century before being bottled in June 2020 as part of its Xtra Old Particular The Black Series.
The second release in Douglas Laing's Xtra Old Particular The Black Series (which is reserved for some incredibly special expressions) is an independently bottled Bowmore, distilled back in March 1989. It was allowed to age for 30 years in a single refill hogshead before being bottled in June 2019. Just 276 bottles of this rare Islay single malt were produced.
A wonderful Macallan single malt, distilled all the way back in May 1989, when Bon Jovi was ruling the music charts. What a time. The Speysider was whacked into a single refill hogshead, where it slumbered for 30 long years. Eventually, it was bottled in October 2019 for Douglas Laing's Xtra Old Particular The Black Series. Just 230 bottles were released at 46% ABV, and each one has even been signed by Fred and Cara Laing themselves.
One of 267 bottles. A bottling from one refill hogshead. Distilled at February 1989 - Bottled at September 2019.
A Douglas Laing bottling of well-aged Bruichladdich single malt, drawn from one refill hogshead cask which was laid down in October 1991 and cracked open in November 2017. 301 bottles were produced for the Xtra Old Particular range, which is reserved for very special releases.
Very well-matured single grain here from the Cameronbridge distillery, independently bottled by Douglas Laing! This expression was distilled in January 1978 and matured in a single refill barrel for 40 years, before being bottled in March 2018 for the Xtra Old Particular range, 211 bottles were released.
Cask strength Cameronbridge single grain here, distilled all the way back in March 1984. It was set aside to age in a single refill hogshead, and it did so for an impressive 35 years before being bottled in May 2019 by Douglas Laing. 205 bottles were released as part of the Xtra Old Particular range, which is reserved for very special whiskies (like this one, clearly).
A stunning bottle of Caol Ila, distilled all the way back in January 1984. After 35 long years, the single malt was bottled in March 2019 from a single refill hogshead, for Douglas Laing's XOP Old Particular range. The whisky saw an outturn of only 268 bottles at 48.6% ABV. Tasting Note by The Producer
From Douglas Laing’s XOP range (Xtra Old Particular) comes this 41-year-old single grain whisky, aged in a refill hogshead. Bottled at natural cask strength – 50.8% ABV – the nose is distinctly fruity, with additional notes of honey. The palate holds a real Americana style, with sweet corn flavours and hints of vanilla, and finishes with buttery toffee flavours.
A 21 year old single malt from Clynelish, bottled for the Xtra Old Particular range by Douglas Laing. This one was matured from April 1997 to August 2018 in a refill hogshead, then bottled at cask strength with an outturn of 309 bottles.
A fabulous single grain from Garnheath Distillery, which was closed and demolished in 1986 – just eight years after this whisky was distilled in 1974! It rested for many, many moons in a single refill barrel, until Douglas Laing bottled the Lowlander in April 2020. Just 139 bottles were released for the Xtra Old Particular series at an approachable cask strength, 45.9% ABV, full of that hallmark grain sweetness.
Distilled in July 1988 at Girvan, this single grain Scotch whisky was aged in a single refill hogshead which yielded 230 bottles. After 30 years this special liquid was bottled at 58.1% ABV in March 2019, for Douglas Laing's Xtra Old Particular series. Very extra and very old indeed.
Single cask single grain from the Girvan Distillery, independently bottled by Douglas Laing for the Xtra Old Particular range. It was distilled in May 1979 and left to age in a single refill hogshead for over 40 years - an impressive feat! It was bottled in May 2019 with a small outturn of 317 bottles, each one accompanied by its own wooden presentation case.
One of 224 hand filled bottles. One refill hogshead - DL13523 - Distilled April 1998 - Bottled August 2019.
A very impressive bottling of Macallan, distilled all the way back in 1993! The single malt then spent an entire quarter of a decade in a refill hogshead. We're sure it had a lovely time, though at long last, 25 years later, Douglas Laing bottled the Speyside whisky at cask strength for its Xtra Old Particular range. 280 bottles were produced at 51.6% ABV, without colouring or chill filtration as always.