Douglas Laing’s Scallywag, 46% vs Rock Oyster, 46.8%

I haven’t had a #ScotchSunday for a while – so this pair of Blended Malts from Douglas Laing fill that gap!

A pair of Laing’s c/othewhiskeynut

Blended Malts are a growing category.

These 2 do the honours for the regions – Speyside for Scallywag & the Islands for Rock Oyster.

Made up of single malts sourced from distilleries within their regions, both are presented non chill filtered & after checking on the whiskey.de website – appear to be natural colour – despite Scallywag being noticeably darker.

Scallywag c/othewhiskeynut

Scallywag 46%

Golden brown.

A honeyed nose with a bit of depth.

Scallywag back c/othewhiskeynut

Smooth & easy on the palate.

A touch of spice on the finish.

For someone that’s not generally into Speysiders – this is quite attractive.

Rock Oyster c/othewhiskeynut

Rock Oyster, 46.8%

Light straw.

A very gentle waft of seaweed. To be honest I was expecting more!

Light in colour – light on the palate – but it does open up on the finish with a comforting smoky fire by the seaside!

Oyster back c/othewhiskeynut

Both are easy going blended malts that only came alive on the finish for me.

Rock Oyster wins out – but I was a tad underwhelmed.

Whereas for a Speyside – Scallywag impressed.

The cheeky labeling & attractive presentation suitably entertained though & further exploration of the Douglas Laing stable is warranted.

Sláinte

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One thought on “Douglas Laing’s Scallywag, 46% vs Rock Oyster, 46.8%”

  1. Nice reviews and yet another reason to expand my range. Have heard of these and read other reviews on them. Your angle seems to agree with the general reaction. Scalllyway is a great name but isn’t it?

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