As one of the Highland distillery’s signature whiskies, The Dalmore King Alexander III has been matured in ex-bourbon casks, Matusalem oloroso sherry butts, Madeira barrels, Marsala casks, Port pipes and Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques.
A family firm has launched this year’s must-have Christmas product for whisky lovers – glass baubles filled with Scotland’s national drink. Stirling-based Angels’ Share Glass has teamed up with independent bottlers Douglas Laing & Co to create a line of hand-blown coloured glass baubles with whisky inside.
There are four different baubles in the range each filled with 50ml of one of the regional whiskies from Laing’s Remarkable Regional Malts.
Any time of the year has its own type of whisky. Let this be summer, winter, autumn or spring. But it is already December and Santa is almost ringing your doorbell. You probably decorated the Christmas tree and the door with a Christmas wreath already. Yes, we are counting the days.
In December, there are always a couple of whiskies that have a bit of extra flair for this time of year. A summer whisky in December, yes, everything is possible. I was sniffing around, online and in stores to find my perfect whisky for Christmas and New Years Eve.
Inspired by one of the festive season’s most prolific gift-givers, The Whisky Shop has introduced the 12 Drams of Christmas to delight gift recipients far and wide this winter.
The traditional Christmas carol Twelve Days of Christmas was first published in 1780 under the title The Twelve Days of Christmas sung at King Pepin’s Ball in the children’s book, Mirth without Mischief, and is a staple of every self-respecting caroller’s repertoire.
Douglas Laing & Co, the family Scotch Whisky firm, today unveils its festive offering – Big Peat Christmas 2016, an “All Islay”, Cask Strength Limited Edition.
The new release marks the 6th Big Peat Christmas Edition, though this particular bottling is unlike any bottling ever released by the firm before. Traditionally a marriage of primarily Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Ila and Port Ellen, this one-off Big Peat Limited Edition vatting includes all active distilleries on Islay, plus the long-closed, elusive and exclusive Port Ellen.