Since beginning my whisky journey and starting to write this blog, the single most amazing thing that has happened as a result, is the lifelong, brilliant friends that I have made. Whisky is a fascinating drink and it has been my experience that it brings people together in a way that nothing else does. I have had the opportunity to try some amazing whiskies and visit some incredible places, but every one of those opportunities has only been imbued with meaning by the people that I have shared them with.
The last of these amazing experiences was a trip to Campbeltown via Loch Lomond, which I got to share with Chris and Jamie of @TheDramTeam and my good buddy and blogging collaborator @RealDramTom. The next five posts here at The Real Dram will be write ups of our trip, focussing on specific whisky experiences. The first of which was a visit to the home of Douglas Laing.
Douglas Laing Tasting Room
Douglas Laing are one of a handful of family owned businesses that are still in operation in the Scotch industry. They create a range of small batch and single cask, single malt and blended whiskies that offer a fantastically affordable way for the whisky fan to try high quality whiskies from across the spectrum of flavour profiles that are available.
We were lucky enough to be invited to come along to visit their Glasgow based home and even luckier to be invited up to the top floor and into the tasting room. There we spent a happy hour trying some fantastic whiskies, you can see pictures and details of some of the highlights below.
What amazes me about companies like Douglas Laing is the way that they have built a huge catalogue of whisky that is rich in diversity of spirit flavour and profile, whilst maintaining an absolute commitment to quality. Safe to say that whether you get chance to try one of their least expensive whiskies right through to their most expensive that you will be in for a treat.