Scallywag Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar 18 December 2018
Douglas Laing is an independent bottler and blender based in Glasgow, Scotland. Douglas Laing is responsible for its “Remarkable Regional Malts” range, including:
Epicurean (46%) – First released in 2016, The Epicurean is Douglas Laing’s Lowland blended malt. Bottled with packaging featuring a character said to be the “1930’s cheeky chappy from Glasgow”.
Timorous Beastie (46.8%) – Timorous Beastie is a Highland Blended Malt, featuring a mouse on the packaging in homage to Robert Burns’ famous Scots poem, To a Mouse. A blend of Highland single malts, Timorous Beastie combines spirit from Glen Garioch, Glengoyne and Blair Athol Distilleries. Since its launch in 2014, Douglas Laing has released a series of aged Timorous Beastie bottlings, including Timorous Beastie 40 Years Old.
Rock Oyster (46.8%) – Rock Oyster is an island blended malt scotch whisky, combining single malts distilled on Islay, Arran, Jura and Orkney. It was first released in 2015 and the first limited edition cask strength bottling was released in 2016.
Big Peat (46%) – Combining only Islay Malt Whisky from the Ardbeg, Port Ellen, Bowmore and the Caol Ila distilleries, Douglas Laing’s Big Peat Small Batch Islay blended malt whisky or vatted malt. Big Peat has received plaudits worldwide including an award for Scottish Vatted Malt of the Year in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible found on Amazon and Blended Scotch Malt of the Year at the World Whiskies Awards 2010. A festive themed Big Peat limited edition bottling is released annually at cask strength.
Scallywag from Douglas Laing is a vatted malt made from Speyside whiskies, including Mortlach, Macallan and Glenrothes. Many of the whiskies used in the small batch release come from Spanish sherry butts, that’s balanced by bourbon cask whisky also in the blend. The packaging features a Fox Terrier in honor of the Douglas Laing family’s long line of pets.
Scallywag Blended Scotch Whisky
We shall see when we give Scallywag a taste in my live Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar tasting on YouTube here: