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by susywong
Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Whisky Fringe
Replies: 42
Views: 7338

I worked at RMW back in 2002 for just under 2 years, on and off, and I still think it's one of the best sepcialist Whisky Shops around. Yes, there are tourists, but what do you expect when situated on the Royal Mile? I agree with Liether and Nick in that the tourists have to be treated the same as e...
by susywong
Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Mustardhead "does" Whisky Live
Replies: 21
Views: 3847

I have indeed been absent from the forum...been a very busy girl at work, playing shinty and organising my wedding(not all at the same time, mind you!) No offence taken to any of those comments, in fact i'm quite flattered to be compared to whisky?!! :? ( i think?) As for my fiasco, he's the new Bra...
by susywong
Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Old Malt Cask Platinum Series
Replies: 22
Views: 5412

Hi Corbuso, thanks for your comments, on the website and the green flint bottles. We're in the process of re-designing our website, so in less than 6 weeks you'll be able to see the all singing, all dancing DL site!! :lol: As for the green flint, the pics on the website are pretty old. In the OMC ra...
by susywong
Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Old Malt Cask "Advance Sample"
Replies: 16
Views: 3538

Hi Guys, The Port Ellen in question with the different label was bottled exclusively for Alambic Classique in Germany. They chose the cask, and decided that they would prefer a larger version of the 20cl label to be applied instead of the normal OMC label. Alambic also chose to to bottle it at cask ...
by susywong
Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Old Malt Cask Platinum Series
Replies: 22
Views: 5412

Hi Guys, The Old & Rare Platinum Selection are what we consider our "creme de la creme" of whiskies. The OMC is our core range, but occasionally we come across whiskies that are of exceptional quality. These whiskies are then considered for the Platinum range. We do not take a commerci...
by susywong
Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Anone tried a Douglas Laing Premier Barrel Ceramic?
Replies: 10
Views: 3337

Corbuso, there are some things i can't answer, and your question about our stocks of Brora is one of them. my lips are sealed, sorry!

Susan
by susywong
Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Anone tried a Douglas Laing Premier Barrel Ceramic?
Replies: 10
Views: 3337

Hi Guys, The quality of whisky that goes into the Premier Barrel is the same as that of our OMC range. We introduced the ceramic decanter initially as a gift item but it is doing really well for us!! The uk retail is usually around £50, similar to what we would price our OMC's at. Either way, the La...
by susywong
Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ardbeg OMC where is it aged at?? location ??
Replies: 32
Views: 5017

My response to the initial question asked was simply the truth. I can't speak for other IB's But we at douglas Laing make an extremely conscious effort to keep our casks on site at their respective distillery as we feel central bonds detract from the taste. On the "Mud slinging" :wink: tha...
by susywong
Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ardbeg OMC where is it aged at?? location ??
Replies: 32
Views: 5017

Hi guys! We keep all of our casks at the distillery where possible! Our bottling hall in Glasgow isn't large enough to store all of our stocks! When we have tasted it for quality, we transport it from the distillery to the bottling hall! Hope that answers your question! Susan @ Douglas Laing
by susywong
Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival - 3 to 7 May 2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2780

The spirit of speyside festival has always been held on either the last weekend in April, or the 1st weekend in May....whether it's the same as the islay festival, i don't know. But i know where i'll be.....

Speyside!! :D
by susywong
Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: What was the 1st Single Malt Whisky You tried?
Replies: 118
Views: 17077

The first Malt i tried was 18yo Macallan, in the grounds of Macallan Distillery, at the tender age of 17.
Susie
by susywong
Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Whisky Live 2007 - New voucher system?
Replies: 45
Views: 7196

Crieftan i agree, it shouldn't turn into an "us and them" but it's very rare that exhibitors' voices are heard!

there's 2 sides to every story!!! :lol:
by susywong
Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Whisky Live 2007 - New voucher system?
Replies: 45
Views: 7196

Bamber, i understand that people want to try new/rare/special whiskies but you're not understanding me. I'm not saying that the only people who appreciate it can afford it at all. For example, at Whisky Live Glasgow, i was pouring a dram and explaining to the recipient what DL do. Now imagine that w...
by susywong
Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Whisky Live 2007 - New voucher system?
Replies: 45
Views: 7196

In the UK we have been so used to paying the entrance fee and getting as much whisky as we desire, and i think the problem lies in the fact that some of you might feel you're being "ripped off", and will have to start paying for it via the voucher system. But, at the end of the day, we hav...
by susywong
Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Whisky Live 2007 - New voucher system?
Replies: 45
Views: 7196

As an exhibitor at WL i think it's a good idea. We have to supply our own stock, and last year, while it was 1 voucher regardless of whisky, the majority of people went for our older, rarer whiskies. THe voucher system will (for want of a better phrase) separate the "wheat from the chaff" ...
by susywong
Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Leiden Festival 10-12 Nov
Replies: 0
Views: 1208

Leiden Festival 10-12 Nov

Was just wondering who's going??

Susan
by susywong
Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Clen Denny 5yr old Vatted Islay Malt
Replies: 22
Views: 4896

Thanks for the offer, but Stewart laing, Joint Managing Director, will be in Toronto!


susan
by susywong
Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Clen Denny 5yr old Vatted Islay Malt
Replies: 22
Views: 4896

Well, the UK retail price for the Clan Denny Vatted Malts are £29.99, so it's anyone's guess as to why the LCBO is selling it at $80!! :?

Susan
by susywong
Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Tactical 23y vs. Talisker 18y
Replies: 12
Views: 4264

Sorry to hear about the bad experiences you've had with our Tactical selection, and i hope it doesn't put you off any further Douglas Laing Bottlings! In response to C_I's comment, most IBs have to deal with the casks they have, but we don't fall into that category. We have come to the Single Cask m...
by susywong
Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2006
Replies: 9
Views: 3094

Hi Bullie,

I'll be there too! I'll be there from Thurs to Sat, heading back to Scotland on Sun. I'll be at the Blackadder/Invicta?Sundblom stand, with all of my lovely Douglas Laing Whiskies! Bome say hello!!

Susie
by susywong
Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:51 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Autumn Speyside festival
Replies: 22
Views: 4871

Hey, I'll be going to the call my bluff, the whisky and salmon and will be doing the DLaing tasting. Unfortunately the festival clashes with the National Ladies Shinty cup Final, which i'm playing in, in Newtonmore, so won't be there on sat. Sunday i'm going to the Adelphi tasting and the beer party...
by susywong
Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: How Old Were You When You Were Introduced To Single Malts?
Replies: 19
Views: 5509

Been surrounded by Malts all my life, dad's been working at GLenrothes for almost 30years now! I seriously started drinking when i was 17, loved it and now, 8 years later, i'm working as a Brand Ambassador for Single Malts! Brilliant!! :D
by susywong
Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Which distillery do you respect the most?
Replies: 25
Views: 7182

I feel that i have to respond to Scoobypl's comment that Glenrothes isn't a distillery but a 1 man factory. I have to disagree!! Yes, the stillhouse at Glenrothes is monitored by a computer, and only needs one man, but this is the same for many distilleries scross Scotland. Are they all soulless too...
by susywong
Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Comparing Independant Bottlers.
Replies: 46
Views: 14653

Just re-reading the previous posts re: OMC We have tried to change the label to give you guys, the drinkers, as much info as possible, and to date we include the following info: Month of Distillation Month of Bottling Age Distillery (with a few exceptions!) ABV Cask Reference number Wood Type (sherr...
by susywong
Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:53 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Comparing Independant Bottlers.
Replies: 46
Views: 14653

Hi Guys, Mr T - I had to take a back seat...i used to work at Adelphi, my best mate works for Duncan Taylor, my boyfriend works for Cadenheads....don't think i'd be able to give an unbiased opinion!! But, in all honesty i've enjoyed some great whiskies, esp. cadenheads, in particular a 23yo Lochside...
by susywong
Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:35 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Comparing Independant Bottlers.
Replies: 46
Views: 14653

Me thinks i shouldn't vote in this poll, seeing as i work for Douglas Laing!!! :D

Very interested to see the results though!!

Susan
by susywong
Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Glenglassaugh 1973 Family Silver
Replies: 7
Views: 5873

Buy it!!!

Where did you find such a gem? Last i saw, they retailed for £125+!!!

SUsan
by susywong
Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:33 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What is the most under rated distillery in Scotland?
Replies: 23
Views: 4604

Tom I would recommend either the cask strength 14yo sherried version of Glenallachie, but unfortunately it is only available in Pernod's distillery shops at Glen Grant, Glenlivet etc.. Otherwise, i would have to suggest you try and find a 31 or 32yo Glenallachie bottled in the Old and Rare Platinum ...
by susywong
Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: The best Glenfiddich
Replies: 94
Views: 31898

For me, the Solera wins every time. It is sublime straight from the Solera vat at cask strength.. Yum I've tried a fair few GFs, 12, 15, 15 cask strength, 18, 21, 30, 40, 50....1971 vintage and a couple more from the cask on various tours.... but would still have to go for the Solera...every time......
by susywong
Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:12 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What is the most under rated distillery in Scotland?
Replies: 23
Views: 4604

For me, the following are underrated:

Inchgower
Caperdonich
Dailuaine
Macduff
Longmorn
Coleburn
Glenallachie
Imperial
Inverleven
Lochside

I've been lucky enough to try all of these at a young age, and also over 30yrs...they definately get better with age, and are absolutely brilliant!

Cheers
SUsan
by susywong
Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: single SPEYSIDE MALT - MILLBUIE distilled 1975.
Replies: 11
Views: 3445

Hey,

Just thought i'd add my tuppence worth....

Was at home at the weekend (Speyside) and on my travels through the countryside, i noticed a wee sign post that said Millbuies, so the place exists, but as far as i know, there's never been a distillery there!!

Cheers
Susan
by susywong
Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Good whiskypub in Aberdeen?
Replies: 8
Views: 3739

Have you tried the follwing places for accomodation? Highlander Inn, Craigellachie The Mason Arms, Dufftown Eastbank Hotel, Rothes The Ben Aigen Hotel, Rothes The Seafield Hotel, Rothes ALso, there are a few B&Bs in Dufftown, Craigellachie and Aberlour, as well as a few decent hotels in Elgin......
by susywong
Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:52 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Good whiskypub in Aberdeen?
Replies: 8
Views: 3739

I used to live in Aberdeen, and suggested the Illicit still, not for it's theme and decor, but for it's range of whiskies. As for the grill, unless it's had a refit since i was there last, there are no ladies toilets in the place and the whisky range is ok, but not great. as far as i remember, it wa...
by susywong
Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:14 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Good whiskypub in Aberdeen?
Replies: 8
Views: 3739

Hi,

The Illicit Still is quite good for whiskies in Aberdeen, and it's pretty easy to get to.

On the main street, Union Street, there is a big shop called Esselmont and MAckintosh. Next to that shep there is a small lane, and the Illicit still is at the bottom of it!

Cheers
Susan
by susywong
Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Balvenie Rum Finish
Replies: 28
Views: 7472

i've just bought 2 bottles of the Rum finished Bavenie, and i can report that there's not a drop of green in sight! It looks exactly the same as any normal balvenie, even though it was finished in rum for 2 years! I have it on very good authority, (Ian Millar) that the whisky is in fact 16-17yrs old...

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