Inspired by the ancient Islay legend of a beautiful but tragic Norse goddess, Douglas Laing announces the launch of Yula 22 Year Old the third and final chapter forming the trilogy of limited edition Island Malt Scotch Whisky.
Douglas Laing’s Yula 22 Years Old is a unique marriage of Scotland’s finest Island Single Malts resulting in a Whisky with a distinctly maritime and gently smoked character bottled at natural cask strength of 51.2%, and without colouring nor chill-filtration.
Just 900 bottles of Yula’s third and final 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.
Catch a gentle oceanic salt and ozone clean zephyr as the nose opens – with its later tobacco and leather style. Palate-wise, anticipate a complex mix of sweet peat, pepper, coal dust, oak wood smoke and a late-on-the-palate chocolatey sweetness. The long subtle finish initially reflects that dulcet, barley quality but still shows a warmingly spiced, tarred and sooted style.
Tasting Notes Courtesy of Douglas Laing & Co.