Independent Scotch whisky bottler Douglas Laing & Co. has among its various offerings The Gauldrons bottlings, which focus upon a small batch marriage of single cask single malts exclusively from the Campbeltown region of Scotland. It has recently a new cask strength variant to this line up.
The new The Gauldrons Cask Strength Edition, according to those behind it, is also a small batch marriage of single casks single malts from Campbeltown. Where it varies though is the fact it is cask strength – 53.4% ABV and offered with without coloring or chill filtration.
The Gauldrons is said to be “inspired by the eponymous dark sandy coves on Campbeltown’s west shores” and literally means “bay of storms”. This latest release is said to “pay homage to the elusive region by encapsulating its dark, mysterious allure – a positioning which is particularly relevant around the forthcoming Halloween season”. It is presented in a sleek black bottle with a deep purple wax seal and a glow in the dark label for what’s described as “premium and seasonal appeal.”
Independent Scotch whisky bottler Douglas Laing & Co. has among its various offerings The Gauldrons bottlings, which focus upon a small batch marriage of single cask single malts exclusively from the Campbeltown region of Scotland. It has recently a new cask strength variant to this line up. (image via Douglas Laing & Co.)
“We’re delighted to launch the second ever limited edition for our Campbeltown Malt Scotch Whisky brand!,” said Cara Laing, Marketing Director, in a prepared statement. “Bottled at a Natural Cask Strength, the resulting spirit reveals an exceptional combination of smoky sweetness and maritime saltiness – a dram we can’t wait to share with the whisky aficionados of the world. The standout glow in the dark label was a particularly fun piece of innovation and brings an exciting new dimension to the bottling.
“The phenomenal spirit quality and creative packaging make this new release the ultimate dram to be enjoyed this spooky Halloween season and is one we are incredibly proud of.”
Strictly limited to no more than 3,120 bottles, The Gauldrons Cask Strength Edition will be available online and from specialist spirits retailers in Europe, America and Asia from early October 2022 and is expected to retail at £60 / €70. Limited official tasting notes make mention that “classically Campbeltown in style, expect waves of sea air, puffs of gentle smoke, sugary manuka honey and a mouth-coating Cask Strength depth.”
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