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Scallywag releases second Chocolate Day malt

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Douglas Laing & Co. is set to release Scallywag The Chocolate Edition #2, its second annual limited edition whisky commemorating World Chocolate Day (7 July).

Scallywag Chocolate Edition #2
Melting pot: Scallywag’s Chocolate Edition is ‘a great example of why blending single malts is really special’

The Chocolate Edition #2 is a 10-year-old Speyside blended malt said to be comprised of whisky ‘predominantly’ matured in Sherry butts, bottled at 48% abv.

Chris Leggat, CEO of Douglas Laing & Co. said: ‘The Chocolate Edition #2 features a marriage of heavily Sherried single malts specially selected for their indulgently cocoa-rich qualities.

‘The result is a great example of why blending single malts is really special.’

Said to contain notes of ‘melted milk chocolate, dark treacle and rich stewed fruits’ on the palate, only 500 bottles of the limited edition whisky have been produced.

The packaging is also chocolate-themed, featuring the Scallywag label’s trademark fox terrier against a backdrop of melted chocolate, presented in a black drawstring gift bag emblazoned with the Scallywag logo.

The whisky will be available to purchase exclusively on douglaslaing.com from 11am on 7 July.

The price of the limited edition whisky has not yet been announced, although Scallywag’s 2018 Chocolate Edition expression was priced at £50 per 70cl bottle.

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