The Epicurean Cask Strength Glasgow Edition
The Epicurean // Lowlands, Scotland
The Epicurean is part of Douglas Laing's Remarkable Regional Malts series, with a highlight here on Lowland malts. Released May 2018, this limited edition blended malt bottling marks 70 years Douglas Laing & Co. has had its family firm located in Glasgow. The whisky was created in collaboration with some Glaswegian bartenders and spirit experts. Bottled at cask strength and as is the case with all Douglas Laing bottlings, with no chill filtration or color added. Only 3000 bottles available globally.
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.
"A very typical Lowland profile, with sweet and warming notes of vanilla, as well as freshly cut green apples and pickled lemon. A whiff of rye bread, cotton candy and straw too. The vanilla continues on the palate, accompanied by oak shavings, as well as powdered sugar. There’s a good hit of zesty lemon and white pepper too, followed by a sliver of mint. It's not overly complex, but powerful and flavouful stuff. Not too dissimilar from the regular Epicurean, except this one has been infused with steroids."