About Scallywag Speyside Blended Malt Small Batch Release
During the 19th century, illegal distilleries were commonplace throughout Scotland. In response, Parliament passed the Whisky Excise Act of 1823, which permitted distilleries in Scotland to distill whisky in exchange for a license that cost £10 and subjected each liter of whisky produced to a special tax. Within decades, Scotch whisky became one of the country's greatest exports.
Scallywag Speyside Blended Malt Small Batch Release is crafted by blending together single malt scotch whiskies distilled at some of the finest Speyside distilleries in Scotland, including Mortlach, Macallan and Glenrothes. The Speyside region is known for producing slightly oily whiskies, that are lighter yet more sweet on the palate. Once the Speyside whiskies used to craft Scallywag are identified, they ware married together in Spanish oak casks that were previously used to mature sherry. Then, the whisky is non-chill filtered before being brought to proof and bottled by hand.
As a result, Scallywag Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky Small Batch Release has a soft yet sweet aroma, with hints of plantains, ginger, saltines and candied oranges. The aroma gives way to notes of nutmeg, toffee, cereal, honey and cinnamon on the palate, and leads to a finish accented by touches of red fruits, dark chocolate, tobacco and vanilla.
Scallywag Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky Small Batch Release was named the Best Blended Malt Whisky at the 2014 World Whiskies Design Awards Competition, and earned the Silver Medal at the International Wine & Spirit Competition. In addition, it earned the Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and earned a score of 92 points at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge. Pick up a bottle today!
Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
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