Exclusive: New Douglas Laing Provenance Packaging

4 Comments on Exclusive: New Douglas Laing Provenance Packaging

Gadzooks, has it really been so long since my last post?  Apologies, it has simply flown here at TWE towers, where I managed to take home my Supernova before doing my notes with water, then consistently forgot to either bring it back or do the notes at home.  There was also talk of doing a mega-peat tasting in tandem with my friends and fellow-bloggers caskstrength.net, but we’re all stupidly busy and haven’t arranged that yet either, so sorry for that as well.

The mega-peat tasting will be a doozy when we find the time to do it, though:  we have the Ardbeg Supernova and the Octomore 01.1 (cheers Willie), plus the TWE Elements of Islay Ar1 which Serge over at Whiskyfun gave the same score as Supernova.  If anyone out there would like to contribute a small sample of the Octomore Futures to even up this line-up we will have a pretty epic peat confrontation on our hands.  This could be the most OTT Face-Off since Nicholas Cage and Johns Travolta and Woo delivered the world’s silliest movie of the same name.

In the meantime, I promise, nay swear, that I’ll get at least something up on here a lot more often than I have been doing.  I have the new Hanyus and the Karuizawa 1995 Noh bottling here on my desk and will post those up as I taste them, and I also have samples of a few of the more recent Douglas Laing bottlings, some of which are pretty good.

And speaking of Douglas Laing, we got sent a photo of their new packaging for the Provenance range, so I thought I’d share.  In common with the same company’s Old Malt Cask revamp last year, I think they’ve done a pretty good job – this is much better than the rather outdated old look:

The new look Provenance packaging

The new look Provenance packaging

Many thanks for your patience – I’ll get some tasting notes up tomorrow or Friday, along with any other titbits of interest along the way.

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Par Caldenby says:

Looking a lot better, yes – which wasn’t really that difficult, to be honest. But the new Old Malt Cask packaging is far more stylish and attractive.

One thought here is that the hexagonal box is becoming sort of the hallmark of Douglas laing & Co.

And some of the bottlings under the OMC line in particular are gorgeous. Plus just about all the Platinum (Old & Rare) bottlings…so much whisky, so little … liver?

butephoto says:

Hmm, they still look old and outdated to me. At first glance they could be old bourbon labels.

Duncan Ross says:

They do look colourful and they do look like old bourbon or syrup flavours you would add to your coffee. Still good looking though.

Willie JJ says:

bute that’s the second time I’ve seen you compare them to old bourbon labels and I’m struggling to think what it is you are thinking of. (Please bring a bottle of bourbon to my house to demonstrate.)

Personally I like them. They are colourful, which appeals to the child in me and have lots of writing, which appeals to the nerd in me.

I certainly think they are a better move than the restyled Old Malt Cask bottles which I don’t like as much as the old ones.

Tim if you can supply notes for these (and other indies) then I would regard that as useful, since it is hard to know what to pick out of the crowd.

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