Scallywag Cask Strength No.2

This Scallywag is one of the limited edition releases in the Scallyway range. This cask strength version sits beside a 13 year old age statement version with the first batch of the cask strength also still available in stores. One thing I have noticed as I have explored this range is the bottles do not […]

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Scallywag

The next region on the Douglas Laing regional malts trail is Speyside which is the largest region in Scotland. To check out what DL’s interpretation of a typical Highland malt tastes like check out Timorous Beastie and for the lowland region you can see my thoughts at The Epicurean The Scallywag bottling is all about the little […]

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Timorous Beastie 10 Year Old

The last post centred on the highland region malt Timerous Beastie. That expression is a non aged stated ongoing release from Douglas Laing. Today we will continue in the Highland region and explore what if any difference there is from an age stated version at a similar alcoholic strength. With an age statement of 10 […]

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Timorous Beastie

In the second episode in our regional malts series from Douglas Laing we move on to the Highland Region. To see my review of the lowland blended malt you can find it at The Epicurean The Timorous Beastie is a reference to a Robert Burns poem in which the poet writes a poem about a field […]

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Bowmore 15 Years Old Laimrig

I think I have mentioned this before but while I love islay whiskies and indeed the island there is one distillery which I have always struggled to connect with. Bowmore has for me always clashed with my palate for some reason. There is a strong brine-y aspect to the underlying spirit which is perhaps too […]

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Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old (Old Bottling)

Bunnahabhain is a great little hidden gem on Islay. Up a road which few would enjoy driving with any great regularity it is a rustic purpose built Victorian factory for the production of whisky. Lately it has been announced that the owners will be investing heavily in the facility and upgrading the cottages for tourists. […]

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