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Overall rating
84.74/100
votes
132
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
13 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5014218802177
Added on
04 May 2017 8:27 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 65.34

26 × in wishlist

132 × member ratings

351 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Scallywag 13-year-old DL

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.74 points

  1. Riokat scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    Exciting blended malt. Youthful - strong start. And it smells ... wonderful! No high complexity, but not flat. Great sherry whiskey - I like it!
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sherry, dark fruits and light spice. I love it!
    • Taste
      83 83
      Strong start. Fruity sherry bomb, pleasant sweet and light spice. Reminds me something of fine tart chocolate.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium. Pleasantly spicy. Espresso - hardly bitter.

  2. craide scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Great blended malt. I'm positively surprised. He is incredibly easy to drink. Not complex, but has everything for me what a light sherry whiskey in the price range needs.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Great light, not oversaturated but clear Sherrynase. Dark fruits with a fine oak spice. Add some chocolate and a light nuttiness. Reminds me something of kirsch. I do not really like it. Smells great here.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Nice start. Plums, raisins, figs. In addition also cherry easily ... or imagination, who knows.
      Pleasant tingles in the mouth but still soft creamy and oily.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium length finish, slightly bitter, espresso, and drier. The oak flavor stays a little longer

  3. LeChiffre scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A well-balanced blend with a clear Sherry expression. Nothing bothers you, no miss notes, yet powerful and interesting. Maybe I should try blends more often? Not too complex but still tasty, also measured by the price.
    • Nose
      86 86
      distinct sherry note; Dried fruit; intense dark fruity; raisins; spices; spicy oak (European oak)
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sherry; sweet and spicy; dark fruits; raisins; spicy slightly tart oak resonates in the background
    • Finish
      87 87
      long; Espresso; dark chocolate; spicy, slightly bitter oak without becoming bitter

  4. Svarttt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Nice, light, young sherry nose.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. StephanB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  6. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Decent Macallan 12 substitute in a pinch.

  7. matfrl scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Raimund Braun scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    Actually not a blend, but a teaspooned Balvenie, which we had taken with a few friends at a fair for just over 40 EUR in a box of six. Later tasted it in our whiskey ring in a row with other Balvenie, including directly against a more than twice as expensive official Balvenie from a Sherrycask, which we had ordered extra for this purpose. If you swapped the two glasses, you could not tell them blind. Whiskey very round and tasty, value for money just great. We have each put a few bottles aside for "bad times".

  9. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    15-02-2018
    • Nose
      74 74
      vanilla, sherry
    • Taste
      77 77
      sherry, spices
    • Finish
      79 79
      sherry, spices

  10. Kumachan scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A nice juice overall but a lot of lack of punch and length. If it had to be given a subjective note, it would be an 85.
    • Nose
      Amber gold. The dried fruits, then the black fruits, the blackberries, the noble wood and the wax of floorboard.
    • Taste
      On the palate it is very vinous, sweet bitters, dried fruits and spices translate the Sherry cask, slightly tannic, but very sweet.
    • Finish
      The finish is of medium length on a sweet bitter reglée.

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