Our little Shiba Inu Akito (秋登) moved in last week, so Douglas Laing's Scallywag was the obvious choice to mark the occasion. Hailing from Speyside, the aroma accentuates orange blossom, pears and vanilla cream. Christmas spices, brown sugar and peach emerge. On the palate, boiled fruits, nutmeg and dark chocolate are interwoven with lemon zest, eucalyptus drops and roasted coffee. Cereal notes, fruit cake and spearmint migrate into the lasting and slightly astringent finish. This dram is like a well-behaved puppy with a charming tail wiggle!
A 5cl miniature was tasted. Nothing exciting, for the invoked price a down-to-earth blend, which requires no appreciable mindfulness.
Sweet notes of fruit and vanilla, ripe light fruits, some milk chocolate, some honey, smooth and straightforward, little complexity, overall in context quite pleasant and very easy to develop.
Juvenile, fruit and honey sweetness, again some chocolate and vanilla, flattens off flavourful taste, has nothing to offer charming, also here demands very little. After a while in the glass, it seems slightly watery.
In short, hardly available and not worth mentioning.