Independent bottler Douglas Laing & Co, has launched Old Particular “Cheers to Better Days” mini-series. The range includes a Jura 12 Year Old Single Malt, a Port Dundas 16 Year Old Single Grain, Linkwood 12 Year Old Single Malt and a Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky; each of the releases being a single cask whisky.
Douglas Laing say its Cheers to Better Days Series has been bottled in “celebration of a brighter future ahead.” All four of the limited edition whiskies are described as being “bursting with summer time character”. The whiskies have a bold orange label that features a bespoke, hand-drawn illustration signifying joy, warmth, health and success. Each whisky in the series has a distinct flavour profile; the Jura release with notes of “sea-salt, rich toffee and charred oak”, the Port Dundas revealing a palate of “freshly baked pancakes, toasted nuts and juiced pineapples”, the Linkwood with hints of “tangy green fruits, thick cream and buttery oat biscuits”, and the Bunnahabhain balancing a “melody of zesty citrus juices and sweet spices.” Each of the whiskies has been bottled at 48.4% ABV without colouring or chill filtration.
Cara Laing, Douglas Laing’s Director of Whisky, said: “The light at the end of the tunnel, that we are all so desperately craving, has been truly and beautifully represented by this mini-series. The vivid orange label design is intended to stand on consumer’s shelves at home as a promising reminder that brighter days are just around the corner. The unique flavours that are encapsulated inside each and every one of these bottlings represent warmth, comfort and vibrancy – a taste of what’s to come.”
If you’d like to try these limited edition single cask whiskies then the Jura will retail for around £65, the Port Dundas for £85, and the Linkwood for £75. The Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old will retail for around £70 as an exclusive in Asia.