ABV: 46 %
Type: Blended Malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Nose: It’s an easy approach with a malty and somewhat dusty baseline. There’s butterscotch, vanilla and a touch of cream. There’s also a fruitiness coming through with ripe red apples and juicy pears as the prominent notes. It’s very pleasant.
Mouth: It feels a bit flat and thin (which probably is a result of the blending of malts). There’s vanilla and honey mixed in with the fruity notes, which now lean towards apple juice. A touch of spicyness comes through after a couple of sips.
Finish: A big burst of mixed fruits. It has now shifted mainly towards pears but with a hint of assorted tropical fruits. The vanilla note comes back when the oak appears. A savory note shows up somewhere near the end and gives a little nice surprise to an otherwise nice finish.
Scallywag is part of Douglas Laing’s ”Remarkable regional malts of Scotland” series. It’s a blend of malts from distilleries located in the Speyside region. Douglas Laing mentions Macallan, Mortlach and GlenRothes as components. It’s mainly consists of whisky matured in spanish ex-sherry casks. It has natural colour and it’s unchillfiltered.