I’ve been waiting eagerly for this to find its way to me. I’m a huge fan of Big Peat (Douglas Laing’s other vatted malt), and a huge fan of sherried Speyside malts which bodes well for this. Thanks to Scott Munro (aka @KiltedMoose), expert drammer and games journalist for the sample.
Scallywag, 46%, A
Nose – Sweet sherry and waxed pears. Structured, fresh orchard fruit – quite floral. Some wood, a bit one dimensional but very pleasant given the cost.
Body – Stickily sweet, PVA glue. Good, rich malt comes to the rescue. Structured, a little uncomplicated, but a lovely drop. Very moreish.
Finish – Surprisingly long, good wood. Balanced finish.
Whats not good about it: Lack of complexity.
What’s good about it: Scratches the sherry itch with style, great value