Established in 1948, Douglas Laing & Co is an independent bottler based in Glasgow. Scallywag is part of its Remarkable Regional Malts, a range of blended malts aimed at showcasing the remarkable qualities of each Scotch region's malt whiskies. The Scallywag range focuses on predominantly sherried malts from the Speyside region, with malts coming from Macallan, Mortlach and Glenrothes, to name a few. This is a 6000-bottle limited edition 12YO cask strength release of the Scallywag, aged in both Oloroso and PX casks. The sherry comes through on the nose, with big aromas of cooked and preserved dark fruits, and touches of baking spice. This transfers to the palate as well, sweet and rich. The finish is spicy (think cinnamon and allspice, not chili) and a lingering sweetness. Amazing drop!