Tasting Notes / Bottles from Douglas Laing



Scallywag (Douglas Laing)
Scallywag (Douglas Laing)

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.

Scallywag 10 Year Old Blended Malt
Scallywag 10 Year Old Blended Malt

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 13 Year Old (Douglas Laing)
Scallywag 13 Year Old (Douglas Laing)

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.

Scallywag Cask Strength #2 (Douglas Laing)
Scallywag Cask Strength #2 (Douglas Laing)

This Scallywag Cask Strength #2 was part of the Sippin Speyside Facebook tasting by the guys at Douglas Laing

Scallywag Limited Edition No. 1 (Douglas Laing)
Scallywag Limited Edition No. 1 (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,

Speyside 15 Year Old – Single Minded (Douglas Laing)
Speyside 15 Year Old – Single Minded (Douglas Laing)

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.

Syndicate 58/6 12 Year Old
Syndicate 58/6 12 Year Old

This Syndicate 58/6 12 Year Old was tasted back in April 2014 on a visit to Douglas Laing HQ in Glasgow.

The Epicurean (Douglas Laing)
The Epicurean (Douglas Laing)

Recently announced by Douglas Laing and Co is the 5th addition to their Remarkable Regional malts range of blended malts.

The Gaudrons Batch 1 (Douglas Laing)
The Gaudrons Batch 1 (Douglas Laing)

I've reviewed a number of Remarkable Regional Malts on this site over the last 6 years but this one was one that really did excite me, its not often an interesting affordable dram from Campbeltown is released.

Timorous Beastie (Douglas Laing)
Timorous Beastie (Douglas Laing)

You may have noticed in the past that I do have a soft spot for the Douglas Laing range as do a lot of people.

Timorous Beastie 10 Year Old (Douglas Laing)
Timorous Beastie 10 Year Old (Douglas Laing)

The standard Timorous Beastie is a seriously drinkable dram, so this 10 year Old expression is one that I was really excited to see.

Timorous Beastie 18 Year Old (Douglas Laing)
Timorous Beastie 18 Year Old (Douglas Laing)

Timorous Beastie 21 and 40 were both outstanding, this 18 year old really was one i wanted to try.

Timorous Beastie 21 Year Old
Timorous Beastie 21 Year Old

The Remarkable Regional Malts are tasty, very tasty, and Timorous Beastie is my favourite of the five malts, so trying this 21 year old Sherry edition is one I was really intrigued by.

Timorous Beastie 40 Year Old
Timorous Beastie 40 Year Old

A 40 year old limited edition version at high ABV of a whisky that is a staple in my home whisky cupboard, well now that just sounds like whisky heaven to me.

Yula 20 Years Old (Douglas Laing)
Yula 20 Years Old (Douglas Laing)

Inspired by the Norse goddess Yula is a recently released blended malt which will form part of a trilogy from the awesome Douglas Laing.