What Affects The Price Of Douglas Laing Whisky

 

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The History Of Douglas Laing

Douglas Laing is one of very few whisky companies in Scotland that is still family-run; it was founded by Fred Douglas Laing in 1948. After serving in the RAF during WWII, FDL, as he was known within the whisky industry, worked alongside a friend from America to develop two different blends of scotch and sold them throughout Europe and the USA. Shortly after that experience, he took on the sole ownership of the company and promoted McGibbon’s Special Reserve and The King of Scots blends, which remain two of the most important releases from the company.

From 1949 onwards, FDL established filling programmes often on a simple handshake, with as many of the big distilleries as he could. Many of these are still in place to this day and form the backbone of the company and have helped to protect their crucial brands like The King of Scots. In 1950, Fred Hamilton Laing, FDL’s son, was born; he became known as FHL.

In 1967, FHL was taken out of school by his father, to go on two business trips around South and Central America. By 1968 FHL had joined Whyte and Mackay as an apprentice, working in various departments. Through his work with White Horse Distillers and Gardiner Ferrier, he deepened his blending skills.

He then joined up with his brother and father at Douglas Laing in 1972. Following the death of FDL in 1982, there was a company-wide shift towards bottling single malts in the UK, rather than exporting blends. It remained under the oversight of Stewart and Fred Laing until 2013 when they split the assets and Stewart moved on, leaving the day-to-day running of the company to Fred Jnr. and daughter Cara.

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The Rarest Collection

Bottled at natural cask strength, these collections are selected from the company’s most coveted reserves. The Rarest Macallan 1969, the series’ second release, is presented in an engraved crystal decanter, finished with hand-cut, hallmarked silver. Aged in sherry casks for 48 years, the decanters are presented in an elegant oak display case with two crystal tasting glasses. Only 25 bottles were released.

A bottle of cask strength, Douglas Laing 30-year-old Brora 1972, also known as The Brorageddon, was recently sold for £5,500. It was a 75cl bottle with a proof of 50.8%, it was one of only 201 bottles in this collection.

XOP Platinum Series

Released in 2018, their platinum series were released to commemorate the company’s 70-year anniversary; one cask was released in each quarter. The firm’s father and daughter duo Fred and Cara Laing selected each of the four Single Casks.

The bottles are presented in a hinged moleskin box with each individual label and accompanying certificate, which have been hand-signed and individually numbered by both Fred and Cara. The collection included a25-year-old Ardbeg, a 40-year-old Port Dundas, a 25-year-old Glen Garioch and a 1982 Port Ellen Vintage.

How to sell Douglas Laing whisky

The Six Factors That Affect The Price Of Douglas Laing Whisky

There are six factors that will affect the price of your bottle of Douglas Laing. These are the age of the whisky, the bottling date, the vintage, whether it is a single cask edition, the level of the whisky and the condition of the label and box.

Douglas Laing whisky value

Age of Whisky

This refers to the number of years the whisky has spent maturing in the cask, not how long it has been in the bottle. The age is indicated on the label and can vary from 5 to over 30 years old.

Macallan Whisky Worth

Bottling Date

This relates to when the whisky was bottled. As bottles from a specific year are consumed, the remaining bottles become rarer, so a ‘standard’ malt released in the 1980’s can become sought after.

Douglas Laing whisky value

Distillation Year

The distillation year refers to the specific year in which the whisky was distilled (made).  It is one of the most important factors that can impact the price of your bottle of Douglas Laing. 

Douglas Laing whisky value

Label & Packaging

The label on a bottle of Douglas Laing is very important and if it is damaged in any way then this will have a negative impact on the value. A bottle without its original box could be worth up to 30% less.

Douglas Laing whisky value

Level

The level of the whisky has a large impact on the value. It should be into the neck (the narrow part). As alcohol is more volatile than water it is the alcohol that will evaporate first, which damages the flavour.

Douglas Laing whisky value

Single Cask Bottlings

Single cask bottlings are generally more sought after, as by default they are unique. Look out for numbers on your bottle like XXX/250, which would indicate a single cask edition. 

The Process of Selling Your Bottle Of  Douglas Laing

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your bottle of whisky is easy.

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Send us details about your bottle directly via email or use the form below.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.

Send us your bottle. We have a fully insured courier service available.

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We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

What is the price of your Douglas Laing whisky?

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Testimonials

Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“I found Mark’s details online after looking to sell a collectable bottle of whisky. I was going to use a well know auction site but Mark secured an offer higher than the highest estimation from any auction house, within days, even after the 10% commission was deducted. Communication was perfect; punctual, to the point and polite. Collection and delivery were taken care of by Mark and instruction was clear and easy to follow. Payment was received to my bank within days of posting the bottle. I can’t recommend Mark enough; he runs a tight ship gets top end offers from his clients and delivers quickly.”

Rod Fountain, via Google

“Mark has been very helpful in helping me sell a bottle of whisky which was given to my father many years ago. He was very professional and was always quick to reply to my questions. Not knowing anything about whisky, Mark was there to offer some good advice and I believe he is very knowledgeable about his work. The sale was done very [quickly], and the money was in my bank account the next day. I would highly recommend his services.”

Kim Hendrickx, via Google

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews
Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“Wow, what a refreshing change it was to meet Mark. He was the consummate professional with an approachable and warm personality who clearly had an in-depth knowledge of his subject which he used to give me a first-class service when I wanted to sell a whisky collection. For anyone who is considering any similar specialist whisky transactions I can certainly recommend him without reservation.”

Duncan Chambers, via Google

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The History Of Douglas Laing

Douglas Laing is one of very few whisky companies in Scotland that is still family-run; it was founded by Fred Douglas Laing in 1948. After serving in the RAF during WWII, FDL, as he was known within the whisky industry, worked alongside a friend from America to develop two different blends of scotch and sold them throughout Europe and the USA. Shortly after that experience, he took on the sole ownership of the company and promoted McGibbon’s Special Reserve and The King of Scots blends, which remain two of the most important releases from the company.

From 1949 onwards, FDL established filling programmes often on a simple handshake, with as many of the big distilleries as he could. Many of these are still in place to this day and form the backbone of the company and have helped to protect their crucial brands like The King of Scots. In 1950, Fred Hamilton Laing, FDL’s son, was born; he became known as FHL.

In 1967, FHL was taken out of school by his father, to go on two business trips around South and Central America. By 1968 FHL had joined Whyte and Mackay as an apprentice, working in various departments. Through his work with White Horse Distillers and Gardiner Ferrier, he deepened his blending skills.

He then joined up with his brother and father at Douglas Laing in 1972. Following the death of FDL in 1982, there was a company-wide shift towards bottling single malts in the UK, rather than exporting blends. It remained under the oversight of Stewart and Fred Laing until 2013 when they split the assets and Stewart moved on, leaving the day-to-day running of the company to Fred Jnr. and daughter Cara.

Mark Littler Ltd specialise in the valuation and sale of bottles of whisky and can help you get the best price for your bottle. Contact us for a free valuation using the form below, and read on for more information on your bottle.

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What To Look For

Sell Douglas Laing Whisky Online

The Rarest Collection

Bottled at natural cask strength, these collections are selected from the company’s most coveted reserves. The Rarest Macallan 1969, the series’ second release, is presented in an engraved crystal decanter, finished with hand-cut, hallmarked silver. Aged in sherry casks for 48 years, the decanters are presented in an elegant oak display case with two crystal tasting glasses. Only 25 bottles were released.

A bottle of cask strength, Douglas Laing 30-year-old Brora 1972, also known as The Brorageddon, was recently sold for £5,500. It was a 75cl bottle with a proof of 50.8%, it was one of only 201 bottles in this collection.

How to sell Douglas Laing whisky

XOP Platinum Series

Released in 2018, their platinum series were released to commemorate the company’s 70-year anniversary; one cask was released in each quarter. The firm’s father and daughter duo Fred and Cara Laing selected each of the four Single Casks.

The bottles are presented in a hinged moleskin box with each individual label and accompanying certificate, which have been hand-signed and individually numbered by both Fred and Cara. The collection included a25-year-old Ardbeg, a 40-year-old Port Dundas, a 25-year-old Glen Garioch and a 1982 Port Ellen Vintage.

The Six Factors That Affect The Price Of Douglas Laing Whisky

There are six factors that will affect the price of your bottle of Douglas Laing. These are the age of the whisky, the bottling date, the vintage, whether it is a single cask edition, the level of the whisky and the condition of the label and box.

Douglas Laing whisky value

Age of Whisky

This refers to the number of years the whisky has spent maturing in the cask, not how long it has been in the bottle. The age is indicated on the label and can vary from 5 to over 30 years old.

Macallan Whisky Worth

Bottling Date

This relates to when the whisky was bottled. As bottles from a specific year are consumed, the remaining bottles become rarer, so a ‘standard’ malt released in the 1980’s can become sought after.

Douglas Laing whisky value

Distillation Year

The distillation year refers to the specific year in which the whisky was distilled (made).  It is one of the most important factors that can impact the price of your bottle of Douglas Laing. 

Douglas Laing whisky value

Label & Packaging

The label on a bottle of Douglas Laing is very important and if it is damaged in any way then this will have a negative impact on the value. A bottle without its original box could be worth up to 30% less.

Douglas Laing whisky value

Level

The level of the whisky has a large impact on the value. It should be into the neck (the narrow part). As alcohol is more volatile than water it is the alcohol that will evaporate first, which damages the flavour.

Douglas Laing whisky value

Single Cask Bottlings

Single cask bottlings are generally more sought after, as by default they are unique. Look out for numbers on your bottle like XXX/250, which would indicate a single cask edition. 

The Process of Selling Your Bottle Of  Douglas Laing

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your bottle of whisky is easy.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Send us details about your bottle directly via email or use the form below.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.

Send us your bottle. We have a fully insured courier service available.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

What is the price of your Douglas Laing whisky?

In order to provide you with an accurate valuation please provide as much of the below information as you can.

There is more information about each section below the form.

Bottle Valuation Form
Images Of Your Bottle (stood upright ideally)
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB

Bottle Selling FAQ

Asset 4
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Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.
Receive money when selling your cask of whisky

Testimonials

Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“I found Mark’s details online after looking to sell a collectable bottle of whisky. I was going to use a well know auction site but Mark secured an offer higher than the highest estimation from any auction house, within days, even after the 10% commission was deducted. Communication was perfect; punctual, to the point and polite. Collection and delivery were taken care of by Mark and instruction was clear and easy to follow. Payment was received to my bank within days of posting the bottle. I can’t recommend Mark enough; he runs a tight ship gets top end offers from his clients and delivers quickly.”

Rod Fountain, via Google

“Mark has been very helpful in helping me sell a bottle of whisky which was given to my father many years ago. He was very professional and was always quick to reply to my questions. Not knowing anything about whisky, Mark was there to offer some good advice and I believe he is very knowledgeable about his work. The sale was done very [quickly], and the money was in my bank account the next day. I would highly recommend his services.”

Kim Hendrickx, via Google

“Wow, what a refreshing change it was to meet Mark. He was the consummate professional with an approachable and warm personality who clearly had an in-depth knowledge of his subject which he used to give me a first-class service when I wanted to sell a whisky collection. For anyone who is considering any similar specialist whisky transactions I can certainly recommend him without reservation.”

Duncan Chambers, via Google