From perfectly timing the bottling of our single cask aged whiskies, to masterfully blending our Remarkable Regional Malts, we believe we’re experts in what we do. Whilst no one likes a show-off and we don’t like to blow our own trumpets... it’s nice when someone else does that for us! Here’s a snapshot of some recent award wins.

Douglas Laing's Award Winning Brands

 Icons Of Whisky 2016

Brand Innovator of the Year 2016

Whisky Magazine's Icons of Whisky awarded us with the Icons of Whisky Award for Brand Innovator of the Year. We're honoured to accept the accolade, and truly delighted that our ongoing creativity is recognised. 

"With innovative brands brought to life by instantly recognisable label and packaging designs, Douglas Laing's products not only look appealing, but they are bottled at high alcohol strength and without colouring or chill-filtration. Each brand in the company's portfolio is created with ‘character, charm and supreme quality'."

The Glasgow Herald Family Business Awards

Business Awards

  • Best Performing Business: The Glasgow Business Wards 2017
  • Scottish Family Business of the Year: Herald Family Business Awards 2017
  • Innovation Award: Glasgow Herald Family Business Awards 2016

Independent Bottlers Challenge

The Independent Bottlers Challenge 2016

  • We were delighted to be names the Highland Independent Bottler of 2016 by The Independent Bottlers Challenge.
XOP Bowmore 25 Years Old


  • Malt Maniacs Awards: XOP Aultmore 25 Years Old 
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition 2016: Silver Outstanding, XOP Mortlach 26 Years Old
  • The International Spirits Challenge 2016, Silver: XOP Caol Ila 25 Years Old
  • The Whisky Magazine, Recommended Award: XOP Bowmore 25 Years Old
  • The International Spirits Challenge 2017, Silver: XOP Bunnahabhain 25 Years Old


Old Particular

Old Particular

  • Malt Maniacs Awards: Old Particular Laphroaig 19 Years Old
  • Independent Bottlers Challenge: Gold - Old Particular Glenturret 27 Years Old
  • The International Spirits Challenge 2017: Silver, Old Particular Cameronbridge 25 Years Old
  • The International Spirits Challenge 2016: Silver, Old Particular Grain Invergordon 28 Years Old
  • The International Spirits Challenge 2016: Silver, Old Particular Inchgower 20 Years Old
  • Best Whisky Range: World Whisky Awards 2014
  • Gold Trophy: IWSC 2014 (Cask Strength Whisky)
  • Gold Outstanding: IWSC 2014 (Craigellachie)
  • Best of Scotland: Independent Bottlers Challenge 2014 (Clynelish)
  • Gold: International Spirits Award 2014 (Ledaig)
  • Silver: International Spirits Award 2014 (Clynelish) 


  • Best Speyside: Independent Bottler Challenge 2014 (Aultmore)
 The Epicurean

The Epicurean

  • Gold: The WSWA Spirit Tasting Competition USA
 Timorous Beastie bottle and tube

Timorous Beastie

  • Silver: New Launch at World Whiskies Awards 2015 - Design 
  • Gold: The Global Scotch Whisky Masters 2015
  • Silver: Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, International Wine and Spirits Competition 2015


  • Gold: Scallywag 13 Years Old - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018
  • Best in Show: Whisky Live Tel Aviv 2018
  • Double Gold: San Francisco Spirits Competition 2014
  • Best Blended Malt: World Whisky Awards 2014
  • The International Spirits Challenge 2017: Silver, Scallywag Cask Strength #2
  • Finalist / 92 points / “Excellent, Highly Recommended”: Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2014
  • Best Packaging: Scottish Design Awards 2014 
  • Silver: International Spirits Award 2014 
  • Silver: IWSC 2014 
Rock Oyster 

Rock Oyster

  • Silver: Asian Spirits Masters 2018
  • Bartenders' Brand Awards: Silver for Taste, Gold for Value, Silver for Design
  • Silver: The International Spirits Challenge, 2016
  • Silver: Best Blended Malt Scotch, The International Whisky Competition 2016
  • Bronze: Best Blended Scotch NAS, The International Whisky Competition 2016
  • Double Gold: Best Blend (No Age Statement) - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016
  • Top 15 of all Whiskies Entered: Vancouver International Spirits Competition 2016
  • Top 75 of all Spirits Entered: Vancouver International Spirits Competition 2016
  • Cocktail Spirit 2015: World Whiskies Award for Brand Innovators of the Year 2016 on behalf of Douglas Laing & Co. Whisky Innovation
  • Gold: International Spirits Competition 2015
  • Master: Blended/Premium, The Global Scotch Whisky Master 2015
Big Peat

Big Peat

  • Master Award: Asian Spirits Masters 2018 (each judge scored 90 or higher)
  • Chairman’s Trophy / 96 points / “Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation”: Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2014
  • Best Blended Whisk(e)y: Drammie Award 2014
  • Silver Outstanding: IWSC 2014
  • Best Blended Malt of the Year 2013: Whisky Advocate
  • Grand Gold: International Spirits Award 2013 

Other Whiskies

Single Minded Speyside 24 Years Old: Silver - Asian Spirits Masters 2016
Syndicate 58/6 12 Years OldRecommended by Whisky Magazine May 2016
Yula Islay Malt Scotch Whisky 20 Years Old: Gold - New Launch Design at the World Whiskies Awards
Yula Islay Malt Scotch Whisky 20 Years Old: Silver - Craft Category Scottish Design Awards