Scallywag launches first age-statement Scotch

May 8, 2017by Amy Hopkins

Douglas Laing & Co has launched the first globally available age-statement expression under its Scallywag brand of Speyside blended Scotch whisky.

Launched as a limited edition, Scallywag 13 Years Old has been exclusively matured in Sherry butts and bottled at 46% abv. Independent Scotch whisky blender and bottler Douglas Laing launched the Scallywag brand in 2013, inspired by the Laing family’s long line of Wire Fox Terriers. The brand, one of Douglas Laing’s Remarkable Regional Malts, is now available in 50 markets around the world. “Our own Scallywag as a pup was a cheeky rascal,” said Douglas Laing’s director of whisky, Cara Laing. “He grew older, wiser and more mature, and that youthful exuberance gave way to an enhanced spirit with even more personality and depth. “The same can be said for our Scallywag 13 Years Old, an explosive Sherry bomb with a rich complexity at its heart.” Bottled without colouring or chill-filtration, Scallywag 13 Years old is available at an RRP of £50.00 (about US$65.00). In May last year, Douglas Laing launched the second iteration of its Scallywag Cask Strength edition, bottled at 54.1% abv.