Scallywag Speyside Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Big Peat's gone and got himself a trusty sidekick in the shape of a dapper Fox Terrier wearing a monocle! Scallywag from Douglas Laing is a vatted malt made from Speyside whiskies, including Mortlach, Macallan and Glenrothes. Many of the whiskies used in the small batch release come from Spanish sherry butts, giving Scallywag a fab sweetness that's balanced by some "mischievous" bourbon cask whisky also in the blend.
On the nose, sweetness jumps up like an excited puppy. Icing sugar, sultanas and candied ginger. A few hints of grain here and there, but sweetness steals the show. The sweetness surprisingly retreats on the palate, revealing nutmeg and cereal, and vanilla comes in near the end. Cinnamon too, giving it a prickle of spice. A pinch of oak spice joins the vanilla and sherry for the finish.
Country: Speyside - Scotland