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Douglas Laing Unveils The Epicurean Shanghai Edition at Cask Strength

Independent Scotch Whisky Distiller, Douglas Laing & Co has unveiled The Epicurean Cask Strength Shanghai Limited Edition Malt Whisky of no more than 600 bottles.

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Independent Scotch Whisky Distiller, Douglas Laing & Co has unveiled The Epicurean Cask Strength Shanghai Limited Edition Malt Whisky of no more than 600 bottles.

Celebrating Shanghai, which itself is such a blend of different cultures from across the globe, the bespoke “recipe” for the special bottling is the result of a creative collaboration between Douglas Laing & Co and some of Shanghai’s finest bartenders. A unique event held on November 11th and hosted by Douglas Laing’s Managing Director Chris Leggat, saw VIP attendees artfully married together various samples of Single Cask Single Malt Whiskies from the Lowlands with the aim of creating a perfectly balanced end product bursting with character and complexity. Each unique blend of Single Malts was then judged with the winning recipe, created by Mike Zeng, becoming this limited edition release of just 600 bottles.

The resulting Whisky, part of The Epicurean City Tour series, is said to have a tangy citrus and green fruit character alongside brown sugar, a touch of mint, honeyed barley and allspice. It has been bottled at 56.2% alcohol strength and offered without colouring or chill-filtration, its high strength ensures the character of this iconic city shines through – even when mixed. The striking label features the iconic Oriental Pear Tower and China’s national flag.

Chris Leggat, Managing Director, comments on the new release:

“The Epicurean’s Shanghai Edition at natural cask strength is a vibrant and energetic Lowland Malt which honours and very much reflects the exciting spirit of Shanghai and all its wonderful bars and spirit enthusiasts. It was a privilege to host the event and meet the local experts who carefully crafted their individual recipes. We are delighted with the end product – it’s a perfectly balanced Malt with citrus and green fruit qualities giving way to spice and barley sweetness.”

The Epicurean Cask Strength Shanghai Edition is available from July 2020.

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