Scallywag 13 YO, 46 %
The Regional Malt series from independent bottler Douglas Laing is well known by most, I presume. Up until recently the series has (mainly) consisted of No Age Statement (NAS) releases. Now there are several age statement expressions available, and I am taking a closer look at the Scallywag 13 YO today.
The Scallywag 13 YO is a limited release (with no info on how limited), made in “small batches” and matured 100 % in sherry casks.
Nose: Seems a bit cool at first sniff. A cold doggie nose – which is a good sign, isn’t it? Caramel pudding, plums, raisins and vanilla sticks. It really improves with time. A real yummie dessert treat. Who’s a good dog, huh? Who’s a good, good dog?
Taste: Very rich, and borderline rough (but in a good way!) mouthfeel. Quite spicy – peppers, nutmeg and cinnamon. Creamy caramel and massive nuttiness.
Finish: Medium to long finish. The nuts and caramel are now joined by milk chocolate. Still very creamy and rich. It is a luxurious chocolate bar, in liquid form.
Comments: Woof, woof!
Image from Master of Malt.