Douglas Laing & Co, World Whiskies Award’s Brand Innovator of the Year 2016, announces the launch of The Epicurean Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, the lowland addition to the firm’s Remarkable Regional Malts collection.
A dram described as “city born and bred”, Douglas Laing’s The Epicurean is a marriage of some of the finest Lowland Malts; bringing together the best that the East and West of Scotland have to offer. Bursting with barley, citrus, floral and herbal notes, this Malt Whisky is packaged in a premium gift tube featuring the Epicurean himself. No attention to detail has been spared, from the cocktail shaker, crystal decanter and barley husk illustrations, to the charming rhythmic pack copy that well and truly brings the spirit and its characterful namesake to life.
Fred Laing, MD and 2nd generation in the family business says:
“Back in 1930s Glasgow, The Epicurean, as everyone knew him, was the life and soul of any party. Whenever he popped in for a dram, you’d find him surrounded by a circle of admirers, regaling them with captivating tales of derring-do, of chance encounters in foreign climes and of the fine food and drink he feasted on during his travels. Our new expression is in honour of that roguish character who never fails to deliver charm, charisma and just a little bit of cheek.
The Epicurean our Lowland “Vatted” malt joins Timerous Beastie from the Highlands, Scallywag from Speyside, Rock Oyster from the Islands and Big Peat from Islay to complete the Remarkable Malts collection.
In line with the family philosophy, Douglas Laing’s The Epicurean is proudly without colouring or chill filtration, and bottled at high alcohol strength, 46.2% . Available from specialist whisky stores and douglaslaing.com
Tonight we are trying The Epicurean in a whisky cocktail, The Horse’s Neck with Ginger Beer and some Angostura Bitters.
Simply add ice cubes to a tall glass and add 3 dashes of bitters, then curl a long loopy lemon twist around the inside of the glass. Marry together 1 part The Epicurean and 3 parts good quality ginger beer. Stir and Serve…..delicious robust flavour!