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Big peat promotion this week only, with each order over $100 we'll gladly throw in a free 200ml Big Peat bottle, valued at $20. Promotion ends 8:00pm Sunday 29th September.
Whisky Live Melbourne will be my last gig as a member of the Dram Fine Whiskies Team. Shaun will continue as usual. Thanks for your support! Troy
19th April 2013
Due to Australia Post increasing its rates over Easter, we've unfortunately increased our delivery charges effective today. This is the first time we've increased our delivery charges.
At all times we strive to source the best whisky and deliver to you at affordable prices!
Dram Fine, Dram Straight!
"Lang may your lum reek" (Long may your chimney smoke)
7th April 2013
Let's bring back the Dram as a legal measurement of Whisky. The Spirit of Speyside Festival are leading a fantastic grass roots campaign!
2nd April 2013
A piece on Tasmania's lesser known distilleries
8th November 2012
If anyone is interested in attending a Whisky tasting session in November, below is an invitiation from Bakery Hill Distillery. Highly recommend!
7th August 2012
Another great article on an Australian distillery, this time on The Old Hobart Distillery and its Overeem whiskies. Great family business! It must be the water in Tasmania!
22nd July 2012
Good article below on the success of the Nant Distillery
15th June 2012
UK shipment has arrived; stay tuned for these exciting offerings, and as usual we've sourced some rare gems which will all be available on the online store this weekend!
6th May 2012
We're excited to have added Kilchoman Spring 2011 Release to our store.
This farmhouse distillery is one of the youngest Scotch distilleries around and is truly the young gun of Islay Scotch!
24th April 2012
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24th March 2012
This month we invite you to acquire our limited release Hirsch bourbon for only $490. Only 2 available and on a first come, first serve basis.
21st March 2012
We invite you to taste some of the finest quality samples of Douglas Laing's OLD MALT CASK selection.
The OLD MALT CASK offerings are not chill filtered, leaving in each bottle all the oils, fats, and enzymes that combine to give that quality of the nose, palate, mouth-feel and finish. It has a preferred strength of 50% ABV and this creates a fine, round, full quality for various Malts when taken "neat". It also allows the regular consumer to know precisely how much or little water should be added to the artisan and craftsman's distillate.
Old Malt Cask History
Through the mid-19th century in Glasgow, Scotland, one brand of Scotch whisky in particular was sold from barrels, and then decanted into customers' ceramic containers. Due to its exceptional quality, this whisky was endearingly referred to as THE KING OF SCOTS, and so it was that in 1886, that brand was first registered.
Very soon amongst the knowledgeable city merchants, THE KING OF SCOTS gained popularity and by 1901 - the year of Queen Victoria's death - THE KING OF SCOTS was proclaimed as the top peoples drinks in both Scotland and London. It was in this year that Douglas Laing moved from the Highlands to Glasgow to consolidate upon earlier successes, and also armed with a deep knowledge and appreciation of the Distilleries of Scotland.
In 1949, Fred Douglas Laing used the blend specifications given verbally to him by his father, Douglas Laing and setup his own company DOUGLAS LAING & CO.
The company founded by Fred Douglas Laing continues to be run by his two sons, Stewart and Fred Junior.
In 1999, to commemorate the company's 50th anniversary, Stewart and Fred Junior decided that some of their fine malts were "too good to blend", and so the OLD MALT CASK selection was developed for the connoisseur to enjoy or anyone one else with good taste for that matter.
Initially it was felt that 50 different malts commemorating the anniversary would be appropriate and also that single cask bottling's would only be available in limited numbers. However due to overwhelming demand, that initial tally of 50 intriguing malts has now been extended and DOUGLAS LAING & CO today regularly offer over a hundred superb malts.
19th March 2012
Did you know that 'Dram' is the Scottish Gaelic word for 'Drink'?