Douglas Laing's The Epicurean Lowland Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
$99. 99 Bottle
The "Lowland" Epicurean joins Douglas Laing's regional range of colourfully packaged drams including "Timorous Beastie" from the Highlands, "Scallywag" from Speyside, "Rock Oyster" from the Islands and "Big Peat" from Islay. The packaging features the Epicurean himself, with no attention to detail spared, from the cocktail shaker, crystal decanter and barley husk illustrations, to the charmingly rhythmic pack copy that matches the whisky style and well and truly brings the spirit and its namesake to life. Fred Laing, Managing Director and 2nd Generation in the Laing family business, adds, "Back in 1930s Glasgow, The Epicurean, as everyone knew him, was the life and soul of any party. Wherever he popped in for a dram, you’d find him surrounded by a circle of admirers, regaling them with captivating tales of derring-do, of chance encounters in foreign climes and of the fine food and drink he feasted upon his travels. Our new expression is in honour of that roguish character who never fails to deliver charm, charisma and just a little bit of cheek." Tasting note: Pours like young Riesling with a very pale straw hue. Floral aromas are grassy / mildly gingery. Fruitiness develops as hints of elderflower, geranium and delicate vanilla wafer. Crisp, spicy delivery with flavours of rice crackers, straw and vanilla. Finish is fresh, zesty with white pepper and delicate citrus peel / vanilla hinted at in the aftertaste. Lively and appetising. 46.2 Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.