Douglas Laing continues to commemorate their Platinum anniversary by revealing their latest XOP Platinum Single Cask bottling

Glasgow based Scotch Whisky specialist, Douglas Laing, continues their year of 70th anniversary celebrations by unveiling their 2nd Xtra Old Particular Platinum bottling.  


The XOP Platinum series has been specially commissioned to mark the firm’s 7 decades in the Scotch Whisky industry with one very rare, aged Single Cask being released each quarter of 2018. This latest bottling is a 40 Years Old Single Grain Single Cask from the now-closed Port Dundas Distillery in Glasgow.


XOP Platinum Port Dundas 40 Years Old

The family firm’s father and daughter duo Fred and Cara Laing, who have selected each of the four Single Casks, indicate the Port Dundas bottling at natural cask strength (59.1%), without colouring or chill-filtration is “absolutely bursting with gingerbread spicy sweetness, dark fruits and home baking”.


The premium packaging echoes the specialist nature of the spirit it houses with a moleskin hinged box while each and every label, and accompanying certificate, is hand-signed and individually numbered by both Fred and Cara.


Fred Laing, Douglas Laing’s Chairman, comments: “Back in the 1970’s,my father probably anticipated this cask of Port Dundas packing a 12 Years Old blend, so all those years later, it’s great to see and taste it being bottled as part of our, really his, Platinum Anniversary series.”


The XOP Platinum series will be released each quarter of 2018. The collection launched with an Ardbeg 25 Years Old in March. The Port Dundas 40 Years Old (70cl) is the second release and will be available from June.         


Nose: Rich and (gingerbread) sweet with molasses, cereal and sugar

Palate: Chewy and full of dark fruit, warming spices and treacle toffee

Finish: Now more softly – yet still dulcet – spiced plus home baking (FHL)