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Scallywag 10 Year Old Blended Malt Review

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 is a blended malt (I still want to call them vatted malts it's entirely less confusing) featuring only distilleries from the Speyside region including big hitters like Mortlach, MacAllan and Glenrothes.

This is the same, but very different, to the standard Scallywag, theres the same sherry sweetness and chocolate and leather notes, but the prunes and pepper add a lot more to it, a sherry trifle note sweet, vanilla, creamy and biscuity with a fruit jelly note and sugar sweetness, this is a seriously tasty dram and for not more than the price the standard Scallywag bottling.

Available to buy from Specialists like Master of Malt

Thanks to Douglas Laing for the official sample

Tasting Notes & Details


The initial note is one of a light new leather, then furniture polish, a hint of treacle toffee and a smattering of breakfast prunes, dried apricots and a layer of sherry trifle including hints of custard and cream with a gentle fruit jelly with those biscuit fingers.


Hints of leather again, then furniture polish with dried apricots, theres a hint of milk chocolate and then some ground pepper begins to arrive of the palate. That trifle comes along also with the sprinkles adding a hint of sugar sweetness.


Sherry trifle and ground white pepper

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Scallywag 10 Year Old Blended Malt
Age: 10
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Douglas Laing
Bottler: Douglas Laing
Type: Blended Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside
Posted: 19/03/2019 by Tom

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