Wednesday, May 31, 2023


Scotch whisky specialist Douglas Laing & Co, has today announced the launch of its latest Chocolate Edition bottling, from its Scallywag blended malt Scotch whisky range.

Scallywag РThe Chocolate Edition (48% ABV) is comprised of a number of single cask, single malt whiskies from Speyside, which have been matured in a combination of Pedro Xim̩nez and Oloroso Sherry casks.

Scallywag - The Chocolate Edition

This 6th release in the annual limited-edition series, which is natural burnt sienna in colour, is said to deliver notes including velvety dark chocolate, rich red berries and buttery caramels.

Commenting on the launch, Scott Morrison, Brand Manager at Douglas Laing & Co, said: “This special bottling is certainly one that we have a lot of fun with each year as we strive for chocolate perfection. It’s been great to watch the series grow in popularity and demand over the years, going from 300 bottles in 2018 to our now 4,200 bottles sixth annual release. Featuring a phenomenal hand-drawn design combined with the exceptionally moreish liquid, this bottling is a truly special offering, and we can’t wait for people to enjoy it!”

Scallywag – The Chocolate Edition, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £60.00.

Posted by Steve Rush

Tuesday, May 30, 2023


Sir Rod Stewart, has announced the launch of a new blended Scotch whisky.

Wolfie’s Whisky (40% ABV) was designed to reflect Rod’s rock ‘n’ roll heritage with subtle nods to Americana, and inspired by the musician’s early hell raising days with the Faces. 

Rod Stewart launches Wolfie's Whisky

Wolfie’s Whisky, which has been distilled, blended and bottled by the Loch Lomond Distillery, is said to deliver notes of cinnamon, fresh vanilla and baked apple on the nose, followed by notes of sweet peat, pears in syrup, candied citrus peels and a gentle oak spice on the palate.

Referencing the opening track from Rod’s 1991 album Vagabond Heart, the lyrics ‘Rhythm of My Heart’ are emblazoned on the base of the bottle. Rod’s recording of the song was a nod to his own Scottish heritage, having adapted the melody from the traditional folk song, Loch Lomond.

Commenting on the launch, Rod Stewart, said: “Wolfie’s is a rascal of a thing and with just a sip the whisky takes you back to the good old days. Fine-tuned and perfectly balanced, Wolfie’s is a delight both over ice and mixed into a favourite cocktail. It’s a fine tipple, whether you’re partying with friends, celebrating a Celtic win or reminiscing with family. For me, Wolfie’s depicts the carefree behaviour of my more mischievous days and the excitement of what life still has to offer – let the good times roll!”

Wolfie’s Whisky, will be available from June 19th via and specialist retailers, for a RRP of £35.00.

Posted by Steve Rush