Douglas Laing & Co’s Scallywag Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky has revealed its annual special bottling: Scallywag Chocolate Limited Edition #4. To go along with the new whisky, the brand has also teamed up with luxury chocolatier Sugarsnap to create a set of whisky-infused chocolates.
Scallywag Chocolate Limited Edition #4 is a marriage of 100% Sherry matured single cask single malts from Speyside. Each cask was hand-selected for its “cocoa-rich tasting notes.” Bottled at 48% ABV, the Scotch is made without coloring or chill-filtration.
The resulting spirit comes in a “natural burnt sienna colour” and offers notes of “creamy chocolate icing, juicy dates and rich red fruits.”
Scallywag launched its inaugural limited edition bottling in 2018. Only 3,000 bottles of the latest edition are available globally. It is packaged in a premium, gold-foiled gift tube and is priced at £55/€64.
In tandem with the new launch, the brand has partnered with luxury chocolatier Sugarsnap to create a set of bespoke Scallywag Whisky infused chocolates boasting decorative colorways inspired by Scallywag packaging. The partnership is set to elevate Scallywag’s positioning as “the ultimate chocolate companion” by showcasing how first, the chocolate inspired the whisky, and now, how the whisky has come full circle to inspire the chocolate.
“It’s been a real treat working with Annette at Sugarsnap on this project and we are delighted with the result of our Scallywag-inspired chocolate treasures,” said Rebecca Fennell, Scallywag brand manager. “At Douglas Laing, we pride ourselves on producing whisky ‘as natural as it gets’ and it’s been a real joy to get behind the scenes and watch a talented individual mirror this ethos in a different, much more chocolate-y, context.”
Commenting on the new release, Cara Laing, Director of Marketing at Douglas Laing & Co, said, “We have been delighted to watch this delicious, melt-in-the-mouth limited edition release grow by popular demand since 2018. It’s a joy being able to taste and hand-select the darkest, fruitiest and most cocoa-rich Single Cask Single Malts that Speyside has to offer. This special bottling is certainly one that we have a lot of fun with year after year as we strive for chocolate perfection! We can’t wait to share more delicious details about Scallywag’s partnership with Sugarsnap on World Chocolate Day too – keep your eyes peeled on Scallywag’s social channels!”
For more information, head over to Douglas Laing’s official website.