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DOUBLE BARREL Ardbeg & Glenrothes
Blended Malt, Scotland, 70cl, Ref: 15635
- The brand
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.
‘Two distilleries, one whisky’ was the idea behind this series consisting of three expressions launched in 2010 by the independent Scottish bottler Douglas Laing. Behind each whisky there is in fact a blended malt, consisting of two single malts from two different distilleries, bottled after a marrying period at 46%, unchillfiltered. The objective is to create a new whisky, while also bringing out the best of each component of the blend. The blends in this range generally consist of two malts from regions and of styles that at first seem to be complete opposites: Speyside and Islay, mainland and islands, bourbon casks and sherry casks... The results are always interesting and sometimes surprising!