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McGibbons' Provenance?

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McGibbons' Provenance?

Postby Admiral » Mon May 29, 2006 4:13 am

Can someone please advise where the McGibbons' Provenance bottlings fit into the Douglas Laing hierarchy of bottlings?

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Postby The Dazzler » Mon May 29, 2006 7:32 am

Hi Admiral,

The Provenance range from Douglas Laing tend to be of younger ages than the OMC range. The whisky tending to be 15yo or younger, however there is normally a bottle of Port Ellen around 21 or 22 years. This range is bottled at 46% as opposed to the usual 50% for the OMC and natural strength for the Platinum range. The provenance bottles are all limited and will state on the label how many casks were bottled. Most are single casks however there maybe as much as 3 casks vatted in some bottlings.

Current favourites;

Port Ellen 22yo
Caol Ila 12yo
Rosebank 12yo
Blair Athol 12yo.

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Postby hpulley » Wed May 31, 2006 1:51 am

Some used to be 43% but now some are 46% unchillfiltered which is good. I've enjoyed Ardbegs and Rosebanks from the range and while not as good as an OMC, they are good. They are the bottom single malt line of Laing & Co. but they're better than the top range of many others.

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Postby Frodo » Wed May 31, 2006 3:47 am

100% agreed!!!
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Postby Admiral » Thu Jun 01, 2006 4:11 am

That's good to know!

I just picked up a bottle of their Ledaig! 8)

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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:00 pm

Always great stuff from the Laing Brothers!!! The Caol Ila 12y is fantastic, as is the Laphroaig, I don't remember now if it's 10 or 15?? It's classic though. And the others in the Provenance range I've had were spectacular! Their OMC range is excellent, and of course the Old and Rare range too. They're really good at what they're doing, and by far, my favorite bottlers!!!! Hard to go wrong with them!
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