Announcing The Launch Of
SCALLYWAG 13 YEARS OLD
SPEYSIDE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
From Douglas Laing
Douglas Laing & Co., leading independent Scotch Whisky firm, today unleash Scallywag 13 Years Old, a limited edition “big brother” to the original Scallywag Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky.
The new release is matured exclusively in Sherry butts and is the first global Scallywag release to carry an age statement. Packaged in a striking ruby-red gift tube, the colour palette is said to honour the richly spiced, dark and fruity Malt inside.
Douglas Laing’s Director of Whisky (and proud big sister to the family Fox Terrier, Cooper) Cara Laing comments: “Our own Scallywag as a pup was a cheeky rascal. He grew older, wiser and more mature, and that youthful exuberance gave way to an enhanced spirit with even more personality and depth. The same can be said for our Scallywag 13 Years Old, an explosive Sherry bomb with a rich complexity at its heart. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!”
In line with the Douglas Laing philosophy, this Speyside “Vatted” Malt is proudly offered without colouring or chill-filtration and bottled at 46% alcohol strength. Scallywag Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky first launched in 2013, in homage to the Douglas Laing family’s long line of Wire Fox Terriers, and is now sold in almost 50 markets worldwide.
Scallywag 13 Years Old Tasting Notes:
The nose is big, dark, distinctly sherried, raisin-y with home-baked fruitcake and molasses to the fore. Palate-wise, the sweet dark sherry opens, then detect late vanilla, nutmeg and ginger mixing with rich cereal tones: all of which combine in the still spiced finish offering a long and wagging tail-end of mocha.
ABOUT DOUGLAS LAING:
Douglas Laing & Co. is a leading independent Scotch Whisky blender and bottler specialising in the selection and release of Single Cask Single and Small Batch Malt Scotch Whiskies.
The company was founded by Fred Douglas Laing in 1948 and is still owned and run by the Laing family – Fred Laing Jr and his daughter Cara Laing.
The company philosophy is to bottle the way the distiller intended – at a high strength and without chill filtration to preserve the robust and unique character of the Whisky. Douglas Laing’s industry reputation and many awards is testament to this ethos.
Scallywag is one of Douglas Laing’s Remarkable Regional Malts, the Ultimate Distillation of Scotland’s Malt Whisky Regions, encompassing The Epicurean Lowland Malt Scotch Whisky, Timorous Beastie (Highlands), Rock Oyster (Islands) and Big Peat (Islay). Beyond its Blended Malts expertise, the award-winning Douglas Laing portfolio also includes Old Particular Single Casks, XOP and Provenance, collectively known as the firm’s “Exceptional Single Casks”.