Good afternoon MRJ,
Your message posted on this forum last night regarding our Old Malt Cask
(OMC) Platinum series was shown to me earlier this morning - we do try to
keep up with as many of the whisky forums that we can.
The Platinum range, now generally known as Old and Rare is in fact a
selection of whiskies where age is not the predominant factor but where the quality of the whisky, in our opinion, is the ultimate that a cask from that particular Distillery can achieve.
Every morning at 8 o'clock my brother and I taste various whiskies that have been called forward from our warehouse to approve for forthcoming bottlings for OMC and Provenance and very rarely for Platinum - if that sample is of such exceptional quality, in our opinion, we will bottle it as Platinum and of course as our name appears on the label the responsibility for the choice is our own - we stand or fall by our decision and I am glad to say that most people seem to approve of what we bottle and offer.
Accordingly at this moment there are about 10 Platinum Old and Rare's on
offer, see our web site http://www.dougalslaing.com
but with the small quantity of whisky from these casks there are not too many cases available and they do go out of stock very quickly - of course we hope to find suitable
replacements but there is no guarantee.
We appreciate your kind comments on OMC and Platinum and be assured that my brother and I will continue to endeavour to supply top quality Single Cask bottlings to our customers.
We rely on whisky people like yourself to appreciate and to enjoy and thank you for your support.
In good spirits
Stewart H Laing
Douglas Laing and Co. Ltd.