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Douglas Laing updates Scallywag packaging for new cask finish

Douglas Laing & Co has announced the latest annual bottling of its Scallywag The Chocolate Edition Scotch whisky.

The newest edition has been matured in sherry casks before finishing in port casks, in a first for the brand. The result is a whisky with “layers upon layers of brown sugar, juicy forest fruits, decadent dark chocolate and a comforting warmth of baking spices,” according to Douglas Laing.

To mark the release, the latest Chocolate Edition has a new black bottle printed with the Scallywag icon, and paper wrap with a map of Portugal, in honour of the port finish.

The brand are also running a ‘Golden Ticket’ competition, with prize-winning tickets hidden within some of the packs.

Scott Morrison, brand manager, commented: “Being the seventh Scallywag Chocolate Edition we wanted to bring something different to consumers, something new and exciting that’ll get the tastebuds tingling. The port cask finish is not something we’ve explored before with our Speyside Malt but made perfect sense for this new expression with its classic characteristics.

“The consumer competition, inspired by the iconic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory film, adds an interesting dimension to the release and keeps things fresh – something we pride ourselves on here at Douglas Laing.”

8 March 2024 - Lucy Schofield