Douglas Laing & Co has released Ruby Port Finished and Tawny Port Finished Lowland Malt Scotch Whiskies as part of its The Epicurean Wood Series.
The Epicurean’s fourth and fifth specialist single cask releases are bottled at 48% ABV. The Ruby Port or Tawny Port casks impart a depth of color to each bottling. With this series, The Epicurean looks to show the impact wood has on the flavor of whisky.
For both bottlings, The Epicurean Malt was first matured in premium American Oak before being re-racked into a hand-selected Ruby Port Single Cask or Tawny Port Single Cask for a second maturation period of more than twelve months. Both Port casks originate from the Douro Valley in northern Portugal.
“The Epicurean is a master of versatility, his wonderfully fresh and vibrant Lowland character lends itself beautifully to experimentation with different wood finishes,” said Cara Laing, Director of Whisky. “The deep colour presented in each of these releases speaks for the intense flavour of the spirit. The Ruby Port Finish boasts an explosion of flavours including spices, milk chocolate and tangy raspberries; and The Tawny Port Finish embodies the vibrant taste of juicy pears, red wine and sweet almonds. We are delighted with the result of these bottlings and can’t wait to innovate with the next release in The Epicurean Wood Series.”
Packaged in a premium gift tube, The Epicurean Ruby Port Finish Limited Edition and The Epicurean Tawny Port Finish Limited Edition are both priced at £60/€70/$83.
For more information, head over to Douglas Laing’s official website.
Earlier this month, Douglas Laing & Co unveiled its Old Particular “Cheers to Better Days” series. The collection is made up of a Jura 12 Years Old Single Malt, Port Dundas 16 Years Old Single Grain, Linkwood 12 Years Old Single Malt, and a Bunnahabhain 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky; each from a single cask.