Whisky-Online Virtual Whisky Tasting | Douglas Laing With Fred Laing

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Virtual Whisky Tasting
Bottled By: Douglas Laing X8 1.5cl

Time for our latest Whisky-Online Virtual Tasting! Join us on Zoom on Friday 16th June for an evening of great drams and stories with our guest host, the legendary Fred Laing of Douglas Laing & Co!

Fred will host the tasting live from Douglas Laing's offices in Hillington, which have recently had a seriously swanky upgrade. He'll be giving us a virtual tour of their fabulous new tasting room during the evening, but of course the main event will be the eight superb drams he'll be introducing, accompanied by plenty of stories and Fred's unfailingly entertaining banter. This will be an unmissable tasting.


Date: Friday 16th June 2023
Time: 19:30 BST
Where: Virtual tasting via Zoom

How it works and what you get:
1. Order a tasting pack here.
2. Your pack containing all drams will then be shipped out to you prior to the tasting. The week of the tasting an email with the Zoom link and a 10% discount code to redeem against any whiskies tasted on the evening will be sent.
3. On the 16th of June 2023 click the link at 19:15 GMT (to allow for any technical issues you may encounter) and you will be accepted into the tasting at 19:30.
4. Relax and get ready to pour, listen, taste, and ask as many questions as you wish.

*Please note that the 10% off voucher can only be redeemed on the full-size bottle versions of the whiskies tasted on the evening from Whisky-Online Shop and will be valid for 3 days from the date of the tasting.
*Please note that it is advisable to familiarise yourself with Zoom prior to the tasting. If you would like assistance with this please email tim@whisky-Online.com. Please do not leave this until the day of the tasting.

Dram List

Blair Athol 2011-2022 Provenance Single Cask 
North British 2003-2022 Old Particular Single Cask 
Ben Nevis 2014-2022 Provenance Single Cask 
Fettercairn 2012-2022 Provenance Single Cask 
Invergordon 2002-2022 Old Particular Single Cask 
Macduff XOP 25 Year Old - Soon to be released
Caol Ila Old Particular 10 Year Old - Soon to be released
Mystery Dram - Whisky-Online.com Web Exclusive

Fred Laing

Fred Laing joined the family business Douglas Laing and Co. in 1972, taking over the company in 1984 with his brother Stewart after the death of their father Fred Douglas Laing Sr. The company launched their famous Old Malt Cask range of single malts in 1998, quickly followed by the McGibbon's Provenance series in 2000 and the Old Malt Cask Platinum Selection the following year.

After Stewart Laing left the company in 2013, Fred Laing is now Chairman of Douglas Laing & Co., with his daughter Cara Laing on board as Director of Whisky. The Old Particular and Provenance ranges are now the company's main vehicles for their colossal range of single malt and single grain whiskies, and the company also has a popular range of regional blended malt whiskies, the most famous of which is their much-loved Big Peat blended Islay malt.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
ashley powell
Whisky Tasting Evening

Very enjoyable and informative evening. A relaxed atmosphere with plenty of humour and anecdotes. An excellent range of quality drams to try and I am definitely open to trying more from Independent bottlers

Stephen Cavanagh
Another great night.

Once again a great evening. These tasting events are thr highlight of my month. Bring on the next one.

A tasting masterclass

I was unfortunate to not be able to participate on the evening, but was able to watch the recording the following evening and enjoy some great whiskies. Fred Laing provided an excellent narrative to the company's development as an independent bottler and blender, with several stories and anecdotes along the way providing great entertainment. His tasting commentary for the drams was very helpful too, which consisted of a number of single malt and single grain whiskies from the Douglas Laing range. I was impressed with the Old Particular North British and Invergordon single grain bottlings. The single malts covered the Highlands and Islay and included an excellent sherry & peat combination mystery malt plus top-drawer drams from Ben Nevis and Caol Ila. Another brilliant value tasting event with plenty of interaction between the hosts and participants.

Frederick George Rennie
Enjoyable Night

As a\lways this was a thoroughly enjoyable evening with Fred Laing an entertaining host who was not adverse to dolwnplaying some of his own products. The MacDuff whisky confirmed that my palate is simply not up to making that type of expenditure worthwhile. The Caol Ila was the higjhlight of the night for me.

Alistair Mackenzie
What a night

Fred being the colourful character that he is made it a wonderful night. Oh, & the whiskies were fab!!


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