Scallywag Chocolate Edition 2023 - Douglas Laing's

Rich, Dried Fruits
For the 6th time, the family-owned Douglas Laing & Co. from Glasgow is releasing the limited Chocolate Edition of the Scallywag range. 4,200 bottles of malts matured in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks were married to create the most chocolatey whisky possible.
Scallywag Chocolate Edition 2023 - Douglas Laing's
Scallywag Chocolate Edition 2023 - Douglas Laing's (@whiskyedition)
Blended Malt Whisky | No Age Statement | 48,00 % ABV. | 98,57 €/l | Distillery Unknown | bottled by Douglas Laing | produced in Scotland (Speyside) | Whiskybase ID 233099


The blend opens with wild berries and a handful of dates. These are joined by intense notes of dried fruit and clove. Last but not least - who would have thought it - a surge of fluffy dark chocolate mousse. On a second sniff, we detect espresso shake from the filter holder, citrus aroma and some fresh tobacco.


Exceedingly powerful and sweet with very balanced dried fruit flavours, the Scallywag, which lies somewhere between Sehrrybombe and chocolate cake, shows its prowess. A seamless continuation of the nose follows in the mouth.


With spicy oak, the blended malt finishes sweetly fruity.


An all-round successful experience. Chocolatey, intense and with great hand-drawn artwork, the Scallywag is very good - both on the shelf and in the mouth. Possibly unsuitable for beginners, the Chocolate Edition offers a unique twist for connoisseurs and epicures.

Rating: 79/100 - Very Good (Marcel: 79 | Sascha: 79)

Value for Money: 3/5 - Acceptable

Preview Image Source: The Whisky Exchange
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