Lowland Malt Scotch Whisky
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.
In a tipple of our Small Batch “The 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 gristy style with almonds, cut grass and burnt sugar.
DISCOVER DOUGLAS LAING'S
REMARKABLE REGIONAL MALTS
The Lowland region, encompassing the great cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and the historic Kingdom of Fife, boasts a mild climate of miles of rolling flat farmland and neat woodlands, making The Lowlands an ideal region for growing barley, and, consequently, for producing Whisky.
The Lowlands are famous for producing light, traditionally unpeated Whiskies that are renowned for their sweet, grassy notes and gentle style.
Meet The Epicurean
In 1930s, Glasgow city, there lived a man so stylish and witty,
With a cheeky grin and twinkling eye,
his dram in hand was seldom dry,
He’d tempt you with indulgent treasures;
fine food & drink his undoubted pleasures,
Exuding great knowledge and sophistication,
our connoisseur deserved admiration,
The life and soul of any party,
he regaled those present with tales so hearty,
Of wondrous banquets in foreign climes,
of sumptuous food and drink sublime!
Around the town he gained such fame
that “The Epicurean” soon became his nickname.
The Epicurean Horse's Neck
1) Simply add cubed ice and 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters to a tall glass, and curl a long, loopy lemon twist around the inside.
2) Marry together 1 part The Epicurean Lowland Malt Scotch Whisky with 3 parts good quality ginger ale.
3) Stir and serve.
The Epicurean & Home Baking
The Epicurean’s light, grassy spirit works wonderfully well with home-baking, as it complements the textures and flavours of cake and biscuits for a light and sweet combination.
Enjoy a slice of Madeira Cake or some buttery shortbread with your dram, or try your hand at baking The Epicurean’s Lowland Ginger Cake.