Scallywag Blended Malt

Blended Malt

Scallywag // Speyside, Scotland

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    3 out of 5 stars
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Casks from Speyside's well known distilleries such as Mortlach, Macallan, and Glenrothes are married together to produce this small batch whisky from Douglas Laing & Co. Matured in sherry butts and bourbon hogsheads, Scallywag whisky is non-chill-filtered and bottled at 46% abv. The name and bottle packaging was inspired by and features Master Blender Fred Laing's beloved Fox Terrier.

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  • Blended Malt
    Comprised of malted whisk(e)y from two or more distilleries; aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    Sherry Butts, Bourbon Hogsheads

Tasting Notes

"The dried fruits often found in sherried whiskies are first to appear as you take a whiff, but it is blended nicely with a rich malt note as well. Very faint char smoke and some baking spices follow suit. The sherry notes don't overwhelm the whisky, but do lend a bit of a fruitcake quality to the dram. There's a slight oily character on the nose and the whisky itself is moderately full in the mouth. The finish has a little prickle of spices and tastes slightly bitter. All in all, a pleasant, well-balanced whisky to enjoy and who can resist the cute Fox Terrier that adorns the label. Note: This is available in a cask-strength version, but this review is for the 46% ABV bottling."

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