New releases from Hunter Laing’s Authors’ Series
Each Authors’ Series release is dedicated to a particular figure in literature, featuring a photograph or drawing of them on the front label and a paragraph detailing their history on the back. The wax-sealed, decanter-like bottles are presented in a handsome hinged gift box and the whiskies themselves are selected by Andrew Laing as especially rich and complex casks from distilleries across Scotland.
A single cask release from the highly collectable authors series range, this Campbeltown single malt was distilled at Springbank in 1997 and matured in a single sherry cask for 21 years. Bottled at 52.9% abv, this edition has been paired with legendary author Oscar Wilde.
Palate: Christmas cake, dark chocolate, cherries, pepper and a faint hint of smoke.
Finish: Beautifully dry and smoky.
A new expression of the highly acclaimed authors series, this limited edition has been paired with legendary author William Thackeray. Distilled at the Highlands’ Tullibardine distillery in 1993 and matured in a single cask for a quarter of a century, this expression is bottled at a natural cask strength of 53.3% abv.
Nose: Vanilla custard, apricots, barley sugar and the sweetest of oak.
Palate: Malty and mouth-filling with caramel, apple crumble and a touch of honey.
Finish: Long, sweet and satisfying.
The latest limited edition from the much coveted Authors’ Series paired with legendary author Charles Baudelaire, this single malt was distilled at the Tormore distillery in 1988 before being aged for three decades in a single cask.
Nose: Honey, apples, toffee and hints of melon on the nose.
Palate: Slightly waxy with orange, pineapple and rich malty notes.
Finish: A long finish with hints of strawberry combining with the sweetest of oak.
The latest release from the much coveted Authors’ Series this Glenfarclas 50 year old has been matured in a sherry cask and bottled at a natural cask strength of 50.2%. This whisky is partnered with the legendary author Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Nose: Rich notes of the finest Oloroso sherry maturation with chocolate, sultanas, raspberries, plums and even coffee.
Palate: Intense red fruits with more ripe plums, cherries, hints of liquorice, orange and Jamon Iberico.
Finish: Incredibly long with the sweetness of the red fruits lingering on the tongue.