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. Ths has a big sweet nose of icing sugar, dried grapes and candied ginger. The palate is luscious with woody spice of nutmeg, vanilla sweentess but then the oak dries it out beautifully. The oak remains on the finish but with sherry to help it along.