Scallywag Winter Warmer: Limited Edition presented

Douglas Laing's blended malt is warmed by a scarf


Douglas Laing calls it a "Fun Edition" and recommends the currently presented version of the Scallywag as a perfect gift. It is a cask strength version of the Scallywag Blended Malt, which is blended from Speyside single malt whiskies: The Scallywag Cask Strength Winter Edition was bottled at 52.6% ABV.

Only 3,000 bottles of this Scallywag winter edition are available online and at special retailers. Referring to the cold season, the bottle is decorated with a small scarf. This knitted scarf has the same red and white stripe look as the scarf of the small white Scallywag on the bottle label.

For the Scallywag Winter Edition only Speyside whiskies were used that had been matured in Oloroso and Pedro Ximinéz sherry butts. When describing the aroma, the press release speaks of “bold notes of dark fruits, rich cocoa, subtle tobacco and warming winter spices.”

Cara Laing, Douglas Laing’s Director of Whisky, says: “We’re delighted to unveil this latest innovation in the Scallywag portfolio, rounding off a year of positive growth for our Speyside Malt brand. The Cask Strength Winter Edition combines a very fun pack with truly serious Whisky – matured exclusively in Spanish Sherry casks, this big, feisty, fruity and festive dram is the ultimate warmer for those dark, chilly Winter nights.”

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