Douglas Laing Scallywag – Chocolate Edition
I was sat in a minibus on the way to Deanston Distillery (I was at Dramboree) when low and behold a press release popped into my inbox. I read it and thought “mmm…” so I ordered a bottle for myself. Apparently this was on World Chocolate Day. It felt like Whisky Day to me… ha ha.
So what did I think?
This had a lovely colour, almost a light mahogany look.
On the nose there was ever such a slight hint of sulphur initially. This was then replaced with the scent of moist spicy fruitcake with a pinch of ginger, some caramel drizzled on top and dried chocolate mix (think drinking chocolate before the milk.)
I took a sip and there was definitely a bit more oomph than the nose suggested…burnt sugar. Dark chocolate bitterness. Some spices warming the palate too, and sweetness coming through with caramel.
I thought this had quite a dry finish, accompanied with nibbles of peanut brittle and a little reminder of dark chocolate… yum!
Sarah 🙂 x
From the Press Release “Matured predominantly in Spanish Sherry butts, the resulting Malt Whisky has a deep cocoa and red fruit character, which inspired the creation of this bottling marking World Chocolate Day. Just 300 bottles are available, each one individually numbered and packaged with a gold foiled label and printed gift bag. The mouth-watering label design features the much-loved Scallywag Fox Terrier amidst a tantalisingly tempting melted chocolate backdrop, said to reflect the mocha-rich and decadent spirit inside. In line with the family firm’s ethos to bottle Scotch Whisky “as natural as it gets”, the latest release is proudly offered without chill-filtration and at high strength of 48% alcohol.”