The Epicurean Blended Scotch Whisky
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  • herbs
  • lemongrass
  • oatmeal
  • toasted
  • melon
  • pear
  • apple
  • white chocolate
  • zesty

Douglas Laing

The Epicurean Blended Scotch Whisky (0.7l, 46.2%)
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Character Goatson
To the best of our knowledge, this is the only blend of Lowland Single Malts today, delivering a lovely taste of the region.

The Douglas Laing Company was founded in 1948 by — you guessed it — Douglas Laing. They have a stellar reputation as one of the leading independent bottlers of Scotch Whisky in the United Kingdom. They started as by purchasing single casks of fine Single Malts. Then they grew to create their own blends. Now they even commission small batch production from some of the finest Whisky makers in Scotland and a few small shops too. This has allowed them to develop a solid range of private-label products to round out the offerings.

For the last few decades, Highland Single Malts have ruled the universe of premium Scottish Whisky. But over the last few years we have seen a welcome resurgence of Lowland drams that used to rule the world.

Douglas has assembled a first-of-its-kind specialty blend of Lowland Single Malts to create The Epicurean Whisky. They do not reveal the distilleries, but there are not that many so we will leave you to guess. Under the Monopoly-game label you'll find a refined, twelve year-old dram at 46.2% ABV that screams natural color and finish. It’s a sample of the region in a glass. And, it is a very nice way to rediscover the Lowlands.

Smartass Corner:
The word "Epicurean" comes from the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus who — simply stated — believed that pleasure itself was the sole intrinsic, natural goal of existence.
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Appearance / Color
Pale Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is light and fresh with herbal notes of parsley, lemongrass, and mint laying a foundation for toasted oats and melon.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile leans toward apples and pears over hints of white chocolate and more mixed herbs.

Finish
The finish is medium-length and brightly fresh with lemon zest, toasted grain, and a peppery bite at the end.
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  • herbs
  • lemongrass
  • oatmeal
  • toasted
  • melon
  • pear
  • apple
  • white chocolate
  • zesty
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
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