Douglas Laing & Co’s Old Particular ‘The Crackerjack’ Port Dundas 28 Years Old

Douglas Laing & Co’s Old Particular ‘The Crackerjack’ Port Dundas 28 Years Old

Douglas Laing & Co's Old Particular 'The Crackerjack' Port Dundas 28 Years Old

Category - Spirits, whisky, Scotch, single malt, 50% abv

Available - From this month

Location - Global, off-premise, from specialist spirits outlets

Price - In the UK, SRP of GBP92 (US$122) per bottle, limited to 290 units

Douglas Laing & Co has added a third iteration to its soon-to-be four-strong Single Cask series of Scotch whisky expressions. The Port Dundas 28-year-old, called 'The Crackerjack',  joins a Laphroaig 18-year-old named 'Queen of the Hebrides' and a Ben Nevis 20-year-old called 'King of the Hills' in the company's Old Particular 'Consortium of Cards' series.

"The Port Dundas Distillery, in our home town of Glasgow, closed almost ten years ago," said Douglas Laing's director of whisky, Cara Laing. ""it's a real privilege and pleasure for us to release this finite, charming whisky."

In late-July, the privately-owned company detailed its plans for a new distillery and bottling facility in Glasgow. The site will begin operations by the end of next year.

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Douglas Laing & Co, leading independent Scotch Whisky firm, today unveils the penultimate release in its Old Particular "Consortium of Cards" series. Old Particular "The Crackerjack" Port Dundas 28 Years Old is the third of four planned bottlings in the specialist Single Cask series this year. The new release is bottled at 50% alcohol strength, in line with the earlier releases in the Consortium of Cards series; a Laphroaig 18 Years Old named "Queen of the Hebrides" and a Ben Nevis 20 Years Old, entitled "King of the Hills". 

Cara Laing, third generation in the family firm, comments: "As a self-confessed sweet tooth, this antique Port Dundas spirit is truly a dream dram. Its sherbety nose hints at the vanilla toffee and rich molasses palate, and runs to an indulgent finish packed with cappuccino, crushed nuts and maple syrup. The Port Dundas Distillery, in our home town of Glasgow, closed almost 10 years ago, so it's a real privilege and pleasure for us to release this finite, charming whisky".   

The unveiling of "The Crackerjack" comes as the family business reveals an enviable line-up of Old Particular bottlings, including the following, amongst others. A Strathclyde 11 Years Old Single Grain, finished in a Sherry butt, is bottled at 55.5% alcohol strength and shows rich molasses, mouth-coating coffee and a caramelised nutty character. An 18 Years Old cask, distilled at Auchentoshan, displays an "American Cream Soda" character, with a yield of just 251 bottles. From the Speyside region, a Glen Keith 21 Years Old, distilled in 1995 and bottled at 21 Years Old, is said to offer a taste of "Grandma's lemon meringue pie", whilst a Sherry-matured Allt-a-Bhainne 16 Years Old is "bursting with macerated fruit, sweet citrus and long spices".  From Islay comes Old Particular Bruichladdich 12 Years Old, showing a coffee character with lemon peel and biscuit.

In line with the founder's philosophy, to bottle Scotch Whisky "as natural as it gets", Old Particular is proudly presented without colouring or chill-filtration, and at high alcohol strength, in order to deliver an experience akin to sampling straight from the cask in a distillery warehouse.

Old Particular bottlings, including "The Crackerjack" Port Dundas 28 Years Old, are available from specialist Scotch Whisky retailers globally from September 2017.

The Remarkable Regional Malts brand encompasses The Epicurean (Lowlands), Timorous Beastie (Highlands), Scallywag (Speyside), Rock Oyster (Islands), and Big Peat from Islay, collectively offering the consumer The Ultimate Distillation of Scotland's Malt Whisky Regions.  The family firm also proudly bottles and markets its Exceptional Single Casks range, which includes the recently rebranded Provenance, as well as the firm's flagship Old Particular and Xtra Old Particular, the "family jewels".

Original source: Company Release