Douglas Laing Unveils Old Particular “Cheers to Better Days” Whisky Series

By Gary Carter / June 11, 2021

Independent Scotch bottler Douglas Laing & Co out of Scotland recently unveiled their Old Particular “Cheers to Better Days” whisky mini-series, with quite the line-up.

The mini-series is comprised of a Jura 12 Years Old Single Malt, Port Dundas 16 Years Old Single Grain, Linkwood 12 Years Old Single Malt and a Bunnahabhain 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky … each from one single cask.

The family firm noted that its Cheers to Better Days Series has been bottled in “celebration of a brighter future ahead.” All four of the limited edition bottlings are visually-led by a bright orange label that features a bespoke, hand-drawn illustration intended to signify “joy, warmth, health and success.”

Old Particular “Cheers to Better Days”

Douglas Laing Old Particular “Cheers to Better Days” (image via Douglas Laing & Co)

The set is described by Douglas Laing officials as having “distinct, different and divine” flavor profiles; the Jura release with notes of sea salt, rich toffee and charred oak, the Port Dundas revealing a palate of freshly baked pancakes, toasted nuts and juiced pineapples, the Linkwood with hints of tangy green fruits, thick cream and buttery oat biscuits, and the Bunnahabhain balancing a melody of zesty citrus juices and sweet spices. The series bottles clock in at 96.8 proof.

Cara Laing, Douglas Laing’s Director of Whisky, said in a prepared statement, “The light at the end of the tunnel, that we are all so desperately craving, has been truly and beautifully represented by this mini-series. The vivid orange label design is intended to stand on consumer’s shelves at home as a promising reminder that brighter days are just around the corner. The unique flavors that are encapsulated inside each and every one of these bottlings represent warmth, comfort and vibrancy – a taste of what’s to come.”

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All four of the limited editions will be packaged in a premium gift tube. The Old Particular “Cheers to Better Days” Jura 12 Years Old Single Malt and Port Dundas 16 Years Old Single Grain releases are expected to retail at £65 and £85 respectively. The Linkwood 12 Years Old Single Malt bottling will retail at £75 exclusively on douglaslaing.com and the Bunnahabhain 12 Years Old Single Malt edition is expected to retail at £70 exclusively in Asia.