A very warm welcome to Hunter Laing and Co.
We are delighted that you’re taking a moment (hopefully more) to visit our page on the website of La Boutique du Chemin.
As a company, we regard ourselves very much as sensitive souls – artisans, if you like – steadfastly creating a quality selection of the finest Scotch Whisky, gleaned from our single casks of Highlands, Lowlands, Islay, Maritime and Speyside Malts.
We blend (where appropriate) and bottle all our whiskies with such care and devotion that we’ve earned ourselves an enviable reputation at home and abroad for style and taste, one which we strive to enhance continuously.
Getting your hands on a bottle from our coveted Douglas of Drumlanrig range, for example, can prove a pleasant adventure, nothing too intrepid – but, rest assured, it won’t involve fighting for a parking space at your local supermarket. Instead, a foray to the discreet atmosphere of select, specialist liquor emporiums will prove revelatory and, like our gently nurtured whiskies, hugely satisfying.
Our Malt and Blended Scotch Whiskies have been laid down to rest and mature over many long years – some might say like the company’s director – awaiting your consumption and they are available in a growing number of outlets.
We sincerely hope that you can relax and take your time to enjoy all our whiskies at the same leisurely pace that they have been waiting for you..
The story of the Douglas of Drumlanrig – Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled those many years ago, our selected malt whiskies have matured in a cold, dark, Scottish warehouse until sampling has ensured their specific selection. Our subsidiary Langside Distillers has worked closely with the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry on his ever increasing range of preferred cask bottling
The common interest shared by Langside Distillers and His Grace in the finest products Scotland can offer, has led to the development of the DOUGLAS of Drumlanrig Single Malt Whiskies.
As with our other Malts DOUGLAS is offered un-coloured and in the old fashioned manner of not being chill filtered.
More recently, the whole packaging has undergone a restyle to make the whisky as appealing to the eye as it is to the taste. The symbolic winged heart crest of the Douglas family commemorates the courage of Sir James Douglas “The Good”, killed in action conveying the heart of King Robert The Bruce on a crusade to the Holy Land.
The Duke’s Drumlanrig Castle, which is depicted on the label, has welcomed many distinguished visitors from Mary Queen of Scots to the first moon astronaut Neil Armstrong, except for one – “Bonnie Prince Charlie”, retreating in his ill-faited 1745 rebellion invaded the castle with 2000 followers two days before Christmas, eating them out of house and home!
The all important information on the Malt – it’s age, bottling date, cask style, number of bottles filled etc, appears on the paper label below the “branding” label. It’s gift box carries the same Malt information which appears on the bottle – all designed to appeal to the novice and the connoisseur alike.