Douglas Laing Rock Oyster 18 Year Old
46.8% | 70cl | Islands
The final cornerstone of Douglas Laing’s Remarkable Regional Malts range, this blended malt celebrates the best from the Islands. The peat smoke finds harmony with the nose of pine, lemon curd, dewy lawns, and vanilla fudge. This is gloriously full-flavoured; the peatiness certainly delivers, but there is a pleasant nip of saltiness too. The black pepper finish leads to a long lasting salty smack on the lips. Make this your hip flask essential for bracing excursions along the shoreline. (JM, Fall 2015) - Whisky Advocate
This limited edition offering of 18-year-old malts from Scotland's famous whisky islands: Islay, Skye, Arran, Orkney and Jura. That makes this one of the most affordable old Islands whiskies in the world. You'll not find an 18-year-old single malt from any of these Islands for anywhere close to this price. The glorious truth about blended malt scotch whisky, when created with care and thoughtfulness, is that the whole is greater than the some of its parts.
A properly blended whisky can truly take you beyond any of the components within, and the Rock Oyster 18 Year is the perfect example. It gives incredible depth, elegance and complexity.
Nose: maritime sea spray, sweet peat.
Taste: fresh tobacco and rich malt
Finish : perfectly balanced with a sweet barley sugar and spicy phenol playing off each other perfectly for a long smouldering finish.
Received an impressive 89 points from Serge Valentine at Whiskyfun.com, making it one of the most highly rated modern blended malts from one of the industry's most discerning and experienced voices.