The King of Scots brand, along with three casks of whisky, was acquired fully by Fred Laing Snr in 1948, at which point he established the company Douglas Laing & Co. He set about acquiring stocks from distilleries as fillings for his new blend – not an easy task in post-war Scotland. King of Scots really ‘took off’ during the 1970s when Douglas Laing & Co. was asked to provide a glitzy blended Scotch for the duty free market, to appeal to wealthy Asian travellers. Today, whiskies used to make the King of Scots blend are hand-picked by the company’s chairman and master blender Fred Laing. Each bottle is decorated with Scotland’s Lion Rampant, which was used by the Kings of Scotland for centuries. A three-year-old blend with notes of toffee, spices and citrus on the nose. At first, the palate is said to be sweet, with ripe fruits, toffee and vanilla, developing into a sweet and spicy finish. Non-chill-filtered, the whisky is bottled at 40% abv. - scotchwhisky.com
40% ABV. 700ml.