Douglas Laing’s Scallywag Whisky Miniature (5cl / 46%)
Douglas Laing’s Scallywag Whisky Miniature is a blend of Speyside malts, including Mortlach, Macallan and Glenrothes aged in a combination of sherry and bourbon casks, this is a rich and complex vatting.
Nose: Sweetness jumps up like an excited puppy. Icing sugar, sultanas and candied ginger. A few hints of grain here and there, but sweetness steals the show.
Palate: The sweetness surprisingly retreats, revealing nutmeg and cereal. Vanilla comes in near the end. Cinnamon too, giving it a prickle of spice.
Finish: A pinch of oak spice joins the vanilla and sherry for the finish.