Douglas Laing’s The Epicurean Lowland Malt Scotch Whisky tells the story of a 1930s Glasgow man, a real cheeky chappy who was ever the life and soul of the party, and a real connoisseur of fine food and drink. A dram we describe as “city born and bred”, The Epicurean is a blend of some of the finest Lowland Malts; a marriage of the best that the East and the West of Scotland have to offer. This small batch bottling is proudly without colouring or chill-filtration and bottled at 46.2% ABV.
Nose: Very buttery, joined by notes of lemongrass, grist and cereals. A fruity hint of green banana and refreshing spearmint.
Palate: Apples, pears and white grapes at first. Elegantly grassy later on, with some chocolate fudge bringing in a touch of sugary sweetness. A pinch of pepper lingers and lasts onto the finish.
Finish: Cloudy lemonade, honey’d barley and granary bread with a thin layer of thyme honey.