Scallywag 10 Year Old Small Batch Release - Douglas Laing's

Delicate, Juicy, Oak, Vanilla
Douglas Laing offers an array of blended malts from all the regions of Scotland in its Regional Malts range. The well known Scallywag - representing Speyside - has been extended with a 10 year old bottling. A blend of Speyside malts matured in Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez ex-sherry casks. Today we find out if the age statement improves the already excellent Scallywag.
Scallywag 10 Year Old Small Batch Release - Douglas Laing's
Scallywag 10 Year Old Small Batch Release - Douglas Laing's (@whiskyedition)
Blended Malt Whisky | 10 Year Old | 46,00 % ABV. | 78,57 €/l | Distillery Unknown | bottled by Douglas Laing | produced in Scotland (Speyside) | Whiskybase ID 219209


On the nose we are greeted by the harmony of Speyside and sherry casks. Cocoa, coffee and dark caramel are in the foreground. These are joined by fresh notes of lemon and honey. There is also some fruitiness of ripe red apples. A stronger note of old, aged leather hovers in the background.


On the tongue, the oiliness surprises with its high viscosity. At first, the flavour of honey and beeswax dominates. This is followed by strong aromas of sultanas and baking cocoa, rounded off by a pleasant peppery kick. On the palate, we find a spicy, floral dryness.


The malt's farewell is rather brief. The slight bitterness of oak and the sweetness of brown sugar remain.


Scallywag 10 delivers on its promises. The cheeky temperament of the NAS bottling gives way to the wonderfully rounded character of an older malt. Harmoniously voiced, it takes much of what we like about Scallywag and turns it into a slightly different expression of the same idea.

Rating: 80/100 - Excellent (Marcel: 80 | Sascha: 80)

Value for Money: 4/5 - Good

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