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Port Dundas 1978 Douglas Laing 36 Year Old XOP

Lot: 6101714

Port Dundas 1978 Douglas Laing 36 Year Old XOP

Winning Bid: £256

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Port Dundas
Age: 
36 Year Old
Vintage: 
1978
Region: 
Lowland
Bottler: 
Douglas Laing
Cask Type: 
Refill barrel
Bottled Strength: 
59.3%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Port Dundas 1978 Douglas Laing 36 Year Old XOP

Douglas Laing & Co was established in 1948 by Fred Douglas Laing, affectionately known as “FDL.” The company started out as a blending business, but over time their focus shifted towards independently bottlings single malts. Fred died in 1982, leaving the business to his two sons, Stewart and Fred Jr, who eventually carved it up in 2013, with Stewart leaving to establish Hunter Laing. Fred Jr and his daughter Cara now run Douglas Laing, which continues to bottle single malt and has also revived its blending business. Additionally, the company has recently moved into distilling as well, announcing plans to construct the new Clutha distillery in Glasgow, and taking over Strathearn in Perthshire in 2019.

Old Particular is Douglas Laing's flagship label, and was launched in 2013 after their Old Malt Cask series became part of the portfolio of the newly established Hunter Laing. Xtra Old Particular is the premium version of the brand, placed at the pinnacle of its Exceptional Single Casks range and is reserved for casks the company considers the Laing "family jewels.”

This Port Dundas grain whisky was distilled in 1978 and aged for 36 years in a refill barrel.

Built in 1811 at the highest point of the city of Glasgow, Port Dundas grain distillery was a true giant of its day. It became a founding member of DCL in 1877, and over the years has been key component in many of its blends, including Johnnie Walker and White Horse. By the end of the 19th century it was the largest distillery in Scotland, armed with three Coffey and five pot stills, the giant was producing well over two million gallons of spirit a year. Having survived two fires in the early 20th century, the distillery’s story came to an end in 2010 when Diageo the modern iteration of DCL, closed it down to consolidate its grain production at the newly expanded Cameronbridge.  

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