Announcing the Launch of Limited Edition Cask Strength Scallywag

With over 65 years of ‘pedigree’ in the Scotch Whisky industry, leading independent Scotch Whisky specialist, Douglas Laing & Co today announces the release of their new Cask Strength limited edition bottling of Scallywag.


Douglas Laing’s original Scallywag launched in November 2013 with resounding success. Not content with letting sleeping dogs lie, the ever-innovative Whisky specialists now reveal its super-powered partner in crime: Scallywag Cask Strength. At 53.6% ABV, it’s a particularly complex, powerful dram that heightens the richly spiced character of the original “top dog”.


This limited edition bottling is created using only the finest Speyside Malts including, amongst others, Mortlach, Macallan and Glenrothes, and only 1,000 cases are available globally. The unique packaging features a rather startled Scallywag, his ears pricked and his monocle blasted off having just experienced his cask strength namesake for the first time.


Says Douglas Laing’s Managing Director (and proud Fox Terrier owner) Fred Laing: “This Cask Strength Scallywag bottling makes the wee dog’s eyes pop, his ears blow open and his monocle ping - but it will make your palate sing. The mellifluously fruity, spicy character and barley, mocha, vanilla and orange-y flavours make it a human treat worth begging for.”


Douglas Laing’s Scallywag Cask Strength limited edition will be available from specialist Whisky retailers from June 2015. Beware of the dog!


Tasting Notes:

Cask Strength Scallywag has a rich, dark colour – extracted from the many fine Spanish Sherry Butts selected. It carries a richly spiced character on the nose woven through with delicious vanilla from the Bourbon Hogsheads selected. On the big, chewy palate detect layer on layer of dark chocolate, more vanilla and sweet stewed fruit fused with spice (nutmeg and cinnamon) and treacle – much of which can be attributed to years slumbering in those Sherry Butts. The finish displays a burst of zesty orange with sweet tobacco, cocoa and rich fruit cake.