I've been through a couple of this bottles, and a sample, before getting round to finally writing my notes on this, its just so damn drinkable.
For anyone who is not long into a whisky journey then a stop off at grain whisky is a must.
This Clan Denny 21 Year Old Port Dundas was tasted back in April 2014 on a visit to Douglas Laing HQ in Glasgow
I've had some younger 21 year old Port Dundas in the past and our first dram of the day, after a lovely cocktail, was actually a 27 year old Port Dundas, but this 36 year old one i wrote notes for.
This Port Ellen 30 Year Old was tasted back in April 2014 on a visit to Douglas Laing HQ in Glasgow.
This Port Ellen 31 Year Old, Old Particular was tasted back in April 2014 on a visit to Douglas Laing HQ in Glasgow.
The Remarkable Regional Malts With A Twist 10 Years Old is a limited edition, one of 5000 bottles, which features all of the regions in one dram, it also comes in a fabulous gift carton which can be moved around to create a mix up of all the Remarkable Regional Malts colourful characters.
Last year on our visit to Douglas Laing, Tom, Barry and I were informed that there would be a new member to the Douglas Laing range of
Rock Oyster is one of those drams I often hear friends saying "this is my favourite remarkable regional malt" and I was really looking forward to this.
The amazing drinks geniuses at Douglas Laing recently announced this Cask Strength version of Rock Oyster from their Remarkable Malts series so really excited to try this.
Rock Oyster is one of those drams I often hear friends saying "this is my favourite remarkable regional malt" add in a big dash of Sherry and many will be running around in excitement.
I always love trying new and wonderful whiskies so when Douglas Laing announced the release of Scallywag I really was hopeful of getting to try it as soon as possible.
Anyone who has ever met me will know that I'm a huge fan of drams from Douglas Laing and in fact so much so I have a large tattoo of Scallywag on my forearm so this 10 year old, which was released to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Douglas Laing and Co in 2018.
Scallywag really is a terrier of a dram with lots of sweet fruits and dark fruit cakes, lots of leather and chocolate, so an older, age statement dram is going to be great isnt it.
This Scallywag Cask Strength #2 was part of the Sippin Speyside Facebook tasting by the guys at Douglas Laing
Now lets get this straight and out there right from the get go, I'm a huge fan of the standard bottling of Douglas Laing's Speyside Blended Malt Scallywag,
This is a cracking little dram, a Speyburn 7 Year Old Provenance bottling from Douglas Laing that rocks out with loads of honey, christmas cake and fruity notes.
The Douglas Laing and Co Single minded range of Single Malts from unnamed distilleries are genuinely great value for money and its always good to try a whisky just for the sake of it being a whisky and not because it is a specific distillery.
There's always the occasional dram that really jumps out and surprises you and this was one of them, a fabulous single cask bottling of 21 year old Springbank at Cask Strength.
If there is a distillery in Scotland that showcases the "dirty" nature of Scotch whisky and the complexities that comes with it, then it's Springbank, some rave about this distillery, it's one i can enjoy but it's not my favourite.