Malt of the Month - January 2019
Douglas Laing's Remarkable Malt "With A Twist" 10 Years Old
Quick show of likes, how many of you have tried a Douglas Laing bottling? Now I am sure you have found something that you love among the few. However a company that tries to blend in every single flavour of Scotch regional malt whiskies into a bottle is either crazy creative or simply generous.. or in this case, both.
Released in October 2018 as Douglas Laing 70th Anniversary, this blend is a limited edition out of 5000 bottles. Represented by Timorous Beastie (Highland), Rock Oyster (Islands), The Epicurean (Lowlands), Scallywag (Speyside), Big Peat (Islay) and my personal favourite The Gauldrons (Campbeltown). I have not open this bottle and can't attest to it's taste, but helping me save a pretty penny by allowing to buy a single bottle instead of six is good enough to be my Malt of the Month! It also comes packed in a fun cylinder box that is twistable! Good conversation piece when you have company around.
Now I'm interested to know which of Dougie Lang's classic is your favourite, write in the comments below!
PS: Last I checked, there are still some of this bottles floating around for so little.. go get one before they disappear for good!
Highland park "Viking legend" Valkyrie. The people of master of malt wrote :Valkyrie is the first in Highland Park's Viking Legend series in partnership with Danish designer Jim Lyngvild who can trace his lineage back to Viking times. It's made with approximately 50% fully peated stock (Highland Park's peated floor malt is usually mixed with unpeated malt that's bought in at a ratio of 1:4 before mashing), but of course with Highland Park this means Orcadian peat and classic heather smoke notes.
This edition offers a smokier Highland Park experience, but the smoke is still balanced. Highland Park Valkyrie received a score of 99 Points at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge, making it an "Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation". #malt#whisky#whiskylover#highlandpark#highlandparkwhisky#valkyrie#orkneywhisky#whiskylover#whislyfe#whiskylicious
🇬🇧 Tasting this modern and very stylish bottled single grain scotch whisky. @haigclub Will it live up to the hype? 🥃 • 🇪🇸 Probando este whisky escocés de grano, con un diseño atractivo y moderno @haigclub . Será tan bueno como dicen? 🥃
This machine was designed to re-create the precision and innovation employed by Japanese bartenders in their highball ritual. Within a few years, highball machines were as common at Japanese bars as soda guns are at American bars.Highball machines deliver superchilled whisky plus superchilled soda water with high carbonation.
4oz Superchilled Soda Water
2 Dashes Of Yuzu
Garnish with a Grapefruit peel.
Its been an incredible privilege getting to hang with @balveniegem, @thewhiskyspecialist and @bourbonthing the past few days at the Victoria Whisky Festival. Seeing such amazing people represent whisky that they truly love only makes our appreciation for all things @thebalvenie stronger!