Douglas Laing

Rock Oyster

Limited Edition Cask Strength

ABV 57.4%
REVIEWED Issue 135
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Brand: Rock Oyster, Douglas Laing
Expression: Limited Edition Cask Strength
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 57.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Pungent and raw, Tequila-esque pulped white, agave-like fruit, earth and light tarry peat notes. Quite alcoholic but water freshens and brings out some lightly perfumed estery fruit and herbal notes.
Palate: Opens with sweet barley but the youthful spirit and alcohol halts the sweet progression. Again hints of pulped white fruit, tar and peat. Water sets the sweetness free but makes it a little simpler but fuller.
Finish: Mouth-watering and alcoholic neat, diluted it’s quite dry and mineral fresh.
Comment: Tricky to draw a conclusion.
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Apple strudel, pear drops and sweet white wine; there isn’t a huge amount going on here behind the icing sugar dusting of a nose.
Palate: The palate gives salted almonds, grape juice, grapefruit pith and a hint of coal dust; quite cold and one dimensional, it was hard to get too much from this sample.
Finish: Grapefruit, kiwi and limes. Ash.
Comment: Not a sample I warmed too. Too thin and the flavours just not well balanced enough for me.
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