Douglas Laing Unveils “Harmony” Single Cask Single Grain Whisky

| November 4, 2020

The independent Scotch whisky bottler Douglas Laing has unveiled their second release of their Old Particular “Spiritualist” Series trilogy, “Harmony” Single Cask Single Grain. The series, which encourages “the mindfulness outlook,” instructs whisky enthusiasts to “take a moment from the bustle of every-day-life to enjoy a peaceful moment of ‘harmony’.”

The Old Particular Spiritualist Series kicked off with “Balance”, an Islay Single Cask Single Malt, said to have an earthy character and balanced by sweet smoke and honeyed barley. “Harmony” is described as “an uplifting Single Cask Grain” with a “vanilla’d oak style” coupled with “sweet hard candy, warming allspice and rich cocoa”. It has been matured in a single sherry butt for 28 years and bottled at a cask strength of 52.6%.

Douglas Laing Harmony

Douglas Laing Harmony (image via Douglas Laing)

“I love Single Grain so thoroughly enjoyed trying numerous samples for this latest release of our Spiritualist Series,” said Douglas Laing’ director, Cara Laing, in a prepared statement.

“I kept returning to this particular cask as we felt it was indeed a perfect harmony of oak and spirit character. After 28 years in a Sherry butt, you could expect the oak cask to dominate in terms of flavour, but the wood, time and the spirit have interacted harmoniously resulting in layers of flavours that come together beautifully.”

Founded in 1948, Douglas Laing is an independent bottler and blender based out of Glasgow, Scotland that specializes in Single Cask Single Malts and Small Batch Scotch Whiskeys. The family business was founded by Fred Douglas Laing and has passed down the line through Fred Laing Jr. and his daughter Clara Laing.

Old Particular Harmony is pricing at £90, or around $120 USD. It is without coloring and non-chill filtered.


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