New Scallywag Chocolate Limited Edition #4 A Whisky For World Chocolate Day

By Allyson Nichols / July 7, 2021

Scotch whisky independent bottler Douglas Laing & Co’s Scallywag Whisky label has released a new bottling with chocolate like tasting notes just in time for World Chocolate Day.

Scallywag Chocolate Limited Edition #4 (48% ABV) is a marriage of 100% Sherry matured Single Cask Single Malts from Speyside. Each cask was hand-selected for its “cocoa-rich tasting notes,” according to information from the brand. The result is a whisky with a “natural burnt sienna colour” and delectable notes of “creamy chocolate icing, juicy dates and rich red fruits.”

“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,” Director of Marketing at Douglas Laing & Co. Cara Laing said in a prepared statement. “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!”

Scallywag Chocolate Limited Edition #4

Scallywag Chocolate Limited Edition #4 (image via Douglas Laing & Co.)

In partnership with the launch, the company has teamed up with luxury chocolatier Sugarsnap to create a set of bespoke Scallywag Whisky infused chocolates boasting colors inspired by Scallywag packaging. This delicious combination is set to be released on World Chocolate Day (July 7th).

Douglas Laing & Co. is noted as being a leading independent Scotch Whisky distiller, blender and bottler specialising in the selection and release of Single Cask Single and Small Batch Malt Scotch Whiskies. Founded by Fred Douglas Laing in 1948, the bottler has remained in the family for decades. All of its whiskies are bottled at high strength without chill-filtration.

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With only 3,000 bottles available globally of Scallywag Chocolate Limited Edition #4, the release is packaged in a premium, gold-foiled gift tube and is expected to retail at £55.00/€64.00 ($75.93/ $88.36) from select retailers.