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Scallywag The Chocolate Edition Vintage 2009

7th July 2018
To mark World Chocolate Day Douglas Laing have released a limited edition Scallywag Chocolate Edition Speyside blended malt.

Scallywag The Chocolate Edition Vintage 2009To mark World Chocolate Day, which is today, 7th July, the creative folks at Douglas Laing have revealed a special limited release Scallywag Chocolate Edition.

Douglas Laing tell me that the limited edition Speyside blended malt was created using whiskies which have matured predominantly in Spanish Sherry butts, with the result being a whisky which has a deep cocoa and red fruit character.

As those of you who have tried pairing their favourite chocolate with a big sherried Speyside dram will know, it can be simply delicious, and I believe that Douglas Laing had this in mind when putting together this sherried Scallywag Speyside dram.

It is a 2009 Vintage, so it is aged around 9 year old and there will be only 300 bottles are available, each one individually numbered and packaged with a gold foiled label and printed gift bag. The mouth-watering label design features the much-loved Scallywag Fox Terrier amidst a tantalisingly tempting melted chocolate backdrop, said to reflect the mocha-rich and decadent spirit inside. In line with the family firm’s ethos to bottle Scotch Whisky "as natural as it gets", it is non chill-filtered and has been bottled at a tasty 48% ABV.

Cara Laing, self-confessed sweet tooth and Director of Whisky in the family business, comments on the special bottling:

"The unique recipe that Fred and I have created for our latest release combines heavily Sherried Single Malts exclusively from Speyside Distilleries. Dram-packed with decadent notes of rich mocha, caramelised nuts and dark chocolate shavings, it’s a wonderful Whisky for World Chocolate Day, and indeed any special occasion!"

The folks at Douglas Laing suggest pairing their Scallywag Chocolate edition with your favourite chocolate-based indulgence, mine is the deliciously dark Cadbury Bourneville chocolate, to further enhance the character and depth of Scallywag’s Chocolate Edition.

The Scallywag Chocolate Edition will be available from 11am today, World Chocolate Day, from the Douglas Laing web site shop with a price tag of £50, and you will also find the current Douglas Laing Remarkable Regional Malts whisky range available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt

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