The Epicurean Small Batch Malt Whisky ~ Lowlands, Scotland
81/100 - Whisky Base
A lowland blended malt from the excellent Douglas Laing that's "city born and bred" and is personified by the 1930s cheeky chappy and all-round connoisseur on the label!
Josh Peters - The Whisky Jug "An interesting whisky created solely from lowlands, The Epicurean Whisky, is a subtle delivery of earthy malt paired with some light sweetness."
Whisky.com "In a tipple of our Small Batch Epicurean, you can bet on a nose that is barley rich, citric, floral and herbal. The mouth-coatingly sweet palate displays crunched sugar, burnt citrus, mixed spices, thyme, peaches and hard candy… All charmingly underpinned and enriched in the finish with more of that earlier herbal character, in a grisly style with almonds, cut grass and burnt sugar."
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, honeyed barley and granary bread with a thin layer of thyme honey.
Established in 1948, Douglas Laing is a proudly independent, family-owned Scotch Whisky business in its third generation. Over 70 years of heritage have helped us to refine our processes, and deliver Whisky that is consistently exceptional in its offering. Abiding by the philosophy of presenting Whisky as the Distiller intended, we add nothing and take nothing away from our spirit, enabling Whisky lovers around the world to come as close as they possibly can to sampling a dram straight from the Cask.