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 cask strength version limited to 4800 bottles only. The nose has vanilla, rhurbarb and oak undertones. On the palate, large amounts of fruits but balanced by the oak and oak tannins. A relatively soft finish for a cask strength whisky, with clove and vanilla fading nicely.