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,
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.
This Syndicate 58/6 12 Year Old was tasted back in April 2014 on a visit to Douglas Laing HQ in Glasgow.
Recently announced by Douglas Laing and Co is the 5th addition to their Remarkable Regional malts range of blended malts.
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.
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.
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 21 and 40 were both outstanding, this 18 year old really was one i wanted to try.
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.
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.
Inspired by the Norse goddess Yula is a recently released blended malt which will form part of a trilogy from the awesome Douglas Laing.