This is Douglas Laing's annual release in aid of charity, in this case the RAF Benevolent Fund, in honour of the company's founder who spent two years in the RAF. This special single Sherry Cask revs up sweetly citric and butterscotched on the nose, with a palate taking off into macerated fruit, honey, cinnamon and camphor finally soaring to a finish of vanilla, barley and biscuits.
Douglas Laing’s Founder Fred Douglas Laing flew with RAF Coastal Command throughout World War Two making this years charitable bottling particularly poignant and fitting for this family owned Whisky firm.
Only 762 bottles have been released with the label depicting the striking hand-drawn Spitfire LO-Q courtesy of Scottish artist Professor Dugald Cameron, formerly Head of Glasgow School of Art. This very Spitfire featured was flown by Sandy Johnstone of 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron during the Battle of Britain.
Says Douglas Laing & Co’s Managing Director Fred Laing: “The association between Sergeant Fred Douglas Laing and the RAF Benevolent Fund was irresistible for me as I recollect how proud he was of his war service in the RAF – though a Spitfire ace he was not! I hope this iconic Spitfire drawing on the label, allied to a great Scotch Malt dram and the wonderful cause of the RAF Benevolent Fund will make this bottling a real ace!”
Bob Kemp, Regional Director of the RAF Benevolent Fund said, “We are delighted to team with Douglas Laing & Co in the unique launch of this rather special Clan Denny Braeval malt. The company has declared that all profits of this bottling will come to the RAF Benevolent Fund for which we are most grateful. And we will certainly raise a glass and remember founder Fred and all he achieved in his time flying with Coastal Command in the dark days of the Second World War.”
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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.
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Items can be ordered In Bond for transfer to clients own bonded storage accounts. We are able to action this process for a single consignment charge of £10 ex VAT, this covers any quantity.