Douglas Laing deals high card with Old Particular King of the Hill

Jo Turner

14 June 2017

The arduous task of climbing any mountain deserves a fitting reward, and Douglas Laing & Co is paying tribute to Ben Nevis, the highest peak in Britain, with the newest release in its Old Particular series.

The independent Scotch whisky specialist today revealed the second release in its Consortium of Cards single cask Scotch whisky collection; a Ben Nevis 20yo entitled King of the Hills.

The second playing card-themed bottling in the series, it follows Queen of the Hebrides – launched in February 2017 – a Laphroaig 18 year old.

King of the Hills is matured in a single refill butt, comes in at 50% abv, and is said to deliver a fruity and zesty home-baked character. According to the company philosophy it is bottled the way the distiller intended – at a high strength and non-chill-filtered to preserve the 'robust and unique character' of the whisky.

‘Our Old Particular King of the Hills bottling honours Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain. Conquering its peak is a personal challenge for many, and we believe our latest Consortium of Cards bottling, with its mellow, home-baked and warming character represents the ideal reward after an arduous climb – or any indeed any outdoor pursuit!’ said Cara Laing, director of whisky at Douglas Laing & Co.

It claims to be the ‘high card’ amongst a selection of Old Particular bottlings from Douglas Laing this quarter, including richly-spiced sherry bombs, a ‘magical’ Mortlach 12 year old and an Auchentoshan 16 year old – a rare Lowland release from the producer.

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