Inspired by the ancient Islay legend of a beautiful but tragic Norse goddess, Douglas Laing announces the launch of Yula 21 Year Old the second of a three part trilogy of limited edition Island Malt Scotch Whisky.
Douglas Laing’s Yula is comprised of several of the Islands’ most sought after, peated malts. Released in three limited edition batches, the second of which is bottled at 21 Years Old, Yula charts the spirit’s journey and celebrates the Laing family’s own proud origins on Islay.
Just 900 bottles of Yula’s Second Chapter are available globally.
Ancient Islay legend tells of a beautiful Norse goddess Yula, who went in search of her long lost love with an apron full of stones. The stones fell out as she travelled, forming a string of islands and leaving behind a trail of her empty quest. For Yula never did find her love, but perished instead in the treacherous seas surrounding Islay, the last jewel shaped stone to fall from her apron. And it’s here on Islay, which in old Norse means “Yula’s Isle”, that our tragic heroine is buried, her final resting place marked by two standing stones which can still be seen to this day.
Yula’s trilogy charts the spirit’s journey, not now over land and sea – but within the cask, where the magic of maturation transpires and the various elements are finally united in their own marriage.
On the nose, catch an ozone clean style and sea spray with a later drift of gentle peat. The palate carries a real sweet, butterscotch quality ahead of a gristy, charred wood, BBQ, ash and softly-sooted character. Those tones are all as apparent on the finish, plus burnt, sweet toast, herbal cough-drops and the gentlest of phenol's.
Tasting Notes Courtesy of Douglas Laing & Co.