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Clynelish 1970 Douglas Laing 31 Year Old Cask Strength

Lot: 6132215

Clynelish 1970 Douglas Laing 31 Year Old Cask Strength

Winning Bid: £1,500

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Clynelish
Age: 
31 Year Old
Vintage: 
1970
Region: 
Highland
Bottler: 
Douglas Laing
Cask Type: 
n/a
Bottled Strength: 
48.4%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Clynelish 1970 Douglas Laing 31 Year Old Cask Strength

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.

The Old Malt Cask series is one of the most established independent labels on the market. It was launched by Douglas Laing in 1998 and bottled by them until 2013 when the brand became part of the Hunter Laing portfolio instead.

This rare 1970 vintage Clynelish was bottled at cask strength, having fallen below the brand's preferred strength of 48.4% ABV.

Clynelish distillery as it is recognised today, was built in 1967 to replace the smaller distillery next-door, which was the original site of that name. The first distillery was closed, but later re-opened, changing its name to Brora (but that’s another story). Clynelish is part of the Diageo stable, having been taken over by DCL in 1925. Despite being an important part of the Johnnie Walker blends, it has long been bottled as a single malt.

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