Whisky Focus - Scallywag 13 Year Old Review

Scallywag 13 Year Old


4th May 2017
Beware of another shaggy dog story as Douglas Laing launch Scallywag 13 year old.

Scallywag 13 Year OldIt was just over 3 years ago now that the folks at Glasgow based independent bottler Douglas Laing launched the Speyside blended malt whisky Scallywag, they have since followed it up with a couple of limited edition cask strength expressions of the whisky and they have just announced the release of Scallywag 13 Year Old, the first whisky under Douglas Laing's Remarkable Regional Malts Speyside series to carry an age statement.

I will spare you from the shaggy dog story behind the Scallywag brand as I am sure you have heard it all before and I will simply share with you the details I have of the new Scallywag 13 Year Old expression, it was matured exclusively in sherry butts, and like other expressions of Scallywag it has been bottled without colouring or chill-filtration, and the new 13 year old has been bottled at 46% ABV.

Unfortunately I haven't yet had a chance to taste the new 13 year old expression but if the original no age statement classic sherried Speyside Scallywag is anything to go by it should be worth a try but I suppose there is no guarantees especially with sherry casks involved.

Scallywag 13 year old has a RRP of 50 and you will soon find it available from whisky specialist shops such as Master of Malt
 

Scallywag 13 Year Old Review


Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: The nose is big, dark, distinctly sherried, raisin-y with home-baked fruitcake and molasses to the fore.

Taste: The sweet dark sherry opens, then detect late vanilla, nutmeg and ginger mixing with rich cereal tones.

Finish: Spiced finish offering a long and wagging tail-end of mocha.
 

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