Double Barrel Highland Park and Bowmore
Double Barrel // Scotland
Douglas Laing and Co. are an independent bottler of Scotch. Double Barrel is their brand extension using a cask each of well known single malts, vatted together. In this case, they did it with Highland Park from Orkney and Bowmore from Islay.
Blended MaltComprised of malted whisk(e)y from two or more distilleries; aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"Considering it's equal parts each of the Scotches, it's interesting that the delicate flavors of the HP weren't overwhelmed by Bowmore's more assertive Islay-ness. The floral and sweet smoky qualities of HP are very present on the nose and in the finish, while the Bowmore gives it fun twang of Islay funk. They also didn't go overboard with the cask finish, using what are probably refill Bourbon casks to keep it simple and let the Scotch do the talking. Seems like these two were having a pleasant conversation, too."