A dog for Christmas


DOUGLAS Laing & Co has brought some festive cheer its Scallywag whisky brand, for the second year running.

The 53.1% ABV Scallywag Cask Strength Winter Limited Edition bottle is available from specialist spirits retailers and online, priced at £49.99.

The seasonal release has a limited run of only 4,200 bottles globally. The dram has been matured in a combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximinéz Sherry casks without colouring or the use of chill-filtration.

Each bottle comes with a miniature woollen Santa-like hat which Douglas Laing reckons is a “fun addition” and makes it “the ultimate gift for the season of giving”.

Rebecca Fennell, Scallywag brand manager, said: “We’re delighted to unveil Scallywag’s second Winter Edition bottling, rounding off a year of positive growth for our Speyside Malt brand.

“The Cask Strength Winter Edition combines a playful pack with truly serious whisky – matured exclusively in Spanish sherry casks, this big, feisty, fruity and festive dram is the ultimate warmer for those crisp, magical winter nights.”