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

The Glasgow Herald Family Business Awards 2016

We were delighted to accept the Glasgow Herald Family Business Award for Innovation in December 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


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 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)

 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



Double Gold: San Francisco Spirits Competition 2014
Best Blended Malt: World Whisky Awards 2014
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: 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

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