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Located in the North Highlands, Teaninich was at one time something of a double-headed distillery. In 1962, in response to increasing demand, its capacity for production was doubled and it began using four stills instead of two. In 1970, a new production unit “side A”, housing six new stills, was built next to the old unit, which then became known as “side B”. “Side B” was closed in 1984, with “side A” following in its footsteps just one year later. In 1991, the Teaninich of modern times once again became operational. Two official bottlings have since been released. The first, a 10 year old, was released as part of the Flora & Fauna range and the other was released as part of the Rare Malts collection.
Established in Glasgow in 1948 by Fred Douglas Laing, the Douglas Lang company has, in recent years, made numerous changes to its structure. Fred Laing’s movement to the head of the company has contributed towards the business’s sound reputation. Known throughout the industry for the quality and variety of its cask selection (Douglas Laing still has casks from the most prestigious distilleries: Glenfarclas, Talisker, Ardbeg, etc.), the company has expanded its already rich range that includes historic selections such as Double Barrel, Premier Barrel and Director’s Cut, with two new collections guaranteed to please connoisseurs: Single Minded and Old Particular.
Launched in October 2013, Old Particular Single Cask is a series of single malts that have been individually selected from the best producers across all regions of Scotland. It is ‘particular’ in that it offers authentic whiskies, without chill filtering or the addition of colouring, which give them a richer aromatic profile due to the fatty acids and enzymes that are naturally present after distillation. Exceptionally, Douglas Laing is offering single casks at 48.4% for whiskies up to the age of 18 years-old and 51.5% for malt whiskies that have been aged for 19 years, all presented in an elegant box worthy of the finest Scottish single malts.