Garnheath 1969 / 40 Year Old / Clan Denny
70cl / 47.9%
Single Grain Whisky
A vintage from 1969 by independent bottler Clan Denny
Næse: åbner med kokos, chokolade og udvikler til macaron og vanille.
Smag: kokos afkast på ganen til en krydret, moden banan stil.
Eftersmag: Den er kort, sød og stadig krydret og kører en cedertræ karakter.
I dag er whisky destilleriet forlængst væk. I dag ligger Inverhouse's hovedkvarter og lager her.
Clan Denny Grain Whisky, Garnheath 1969 40 år 47,9% 70cl - Douglas Laing / The Hunter Hamilton Company
Clan Denny Aged Grains
Though often viewed as carrying less character than Malts – once Grains hit Douglas Laing's preferred minimum age to release (over 37 years of age) they develop fabulous full, round, fruited character within their nose, palate and finish.
Douglas Laing & Co is a Glasgow based independent blender and bottler which was established by Fred Douglas Laing over 60 years ago in 1948 and today is in the hands of his sons Stewart and Fred.Fred senior started the business by buying the company that owned the King of Scots. Then, by starting his own filling programme which is still carried on to this day, he developed a great nose and kept his notes in a "special book". When it came time for Stewart and his brother Fred to enter the whisky business, he was shrewd enough to send them out to work elsewhere.
Stewart went to work for Ballantines and Fred went to Whyte & Mackay and White Horse. Meanwhile Fred senior developed their blends and, when he died in 1984, he had written down all the specs in a "special book" for them to work from. Going to work elsewhere helped Stewart & Fred to build up a network of contacts, but the special book continues to be invaluable for them.
A large part of the Laing portfolio stems from their extensive filling programme, first put in place for their King of Scots blend and now stored and maturing in distillery warehouses across Scotland.
Douglas Laing & Co started seriously bottling single malt whiskies in the 1998 to cater for the increasing interest in single malts. They have now released thousands of single malts and are considered one of the top independent bottlers in the industry offering an excellent portfolio of single malts which have been bottled in small batches or from single casks.
Today you can probably find more than 100 different expressions of Douglas Laing whisky available at any one time. They offer an very extensive portfolio of varying ages from 10 up to 45 years of age.
Their ranges include the very popular Old Malt Cask and Provenance ranges together with Clan Denny vatted malts from Speyside and Islay. And if you’re looking for something a little bit special try Laing's Old & Rare range which is often extremely limited malts.
Their extensive range comes from over 60 years of filling great whiskies, and working hard to source and exchange good whisky and building strong relationships with a wide range of distillery owners to ensure a constant supply of top quality malt and grains to their customers.