LAPHROAIG 18 YEAR OLD Queen Of Hebrides Old Particular
(Douglas Laing, consortium of cards series, release 1, limited to 12 bottles)
The first release in Douglas Laing’s Consortium of Cards series is named Queen of the Hebrides. Distilled in December 1998 and aged in a refill sherry butt for 18 years. Rich and peaty with notes of tar, ash and soot, this is classic Laphroaig.
Douglas Laing Co, the leading independent Scotch Whisky specialist, today unveils its Old Particular “Consortium of Cards” Single Cask Scotch Whisky Collection. This, the first limited edition series within Old Particular, is themed around a deck of playing cards. Four releases are planned for 2017, and the series launches with the “Queen of the Hebrides”, an Old Particular Laphroaig 18 Years Old.
Fred Laing, the firm’s Managing Director and second generation in the Douglas Laing family business, denotes “Richly peated barley on the nose with a tarry, ashy palate and a finish full of chimney soot” in reference to this Old Particular Queen of the Hebrides bottling. Charged from a single refill butt and bottled at 50% alcohol strength, just 665 bottles are available, with each one displaying a specially commissioned “Queen of the Hebrides” illustration.