Big Peat's gone and got himself a trusty sidekick in the shape of a dapper Fox Terrier wearing a monocle! Scallywag from Douglas Laing is a vatted malt made from Speyside whiskies, including Mortlach, Macallan and Glenrothes. Many of the whiskies used in the small batch release come from Spanish sherry butts, giving Scallywag a fab sweetness that's balanced by some "mischievous" bourbon cask whisky also in the blend.
Sweet and grainy on the nose, with freshly milled malt, porridge made with water, lemon zest, orange peel, redcurrants and a hint of woody spice.
Soft and oily, with some spice on the front of the tongue and developing richness - more porridge, tangy lemon sherbert, lemon bonbons, stewed apples with cinnamon, caraway seeds and a hint of sour fruit.
Medium-length with apples, apple skin, spice and pastry cases.