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Overall rating
86.00/100
votes
41
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Number of bottles
5000
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5014218808223
Bottled for
Douglas Laing 70th Anniversary
Added on
25 Oct 2018 8:03 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 65.82

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Whisky Reviews for Remarkable Regional Malts With A Twist DL

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This blended malt is quite successful. The Rock Oyster dominates (almost without smoke), The Gauldrons comes through in the maritime citrus notes, only the other regional malts I can not really find. But it is definitely great.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Ale, natural apple juice and then Rock Oyster with the typical Nutella, uh hazelnut notes. Salty with a splash of ripe lemon. Nose likes it.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Supple and sweet, 48% not noticeable, again very nutty in the direction of slightly salted macadamia. Then also fruit slices with sea buckthorn and lemon.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Becomes quite dry in the mouth, but has a very elegant, salivary flow stimulating afterglow with the delicious ale aroma of the nose.

  2. GIORGOS scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    It works
    The Remarkable Regional Malts from Douglas Laing are very popular. The series consists of the following: The Epicurean (Lowlands), Timorous Beastie (Highlands), Scallywag (Speyside), Rock Oyster (Islands), The Gauldrons (Campbeltown) and Big Peat (Islay). To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Douglas Laing, this 10 years old vatting was released, said to contain all previous releases.

    The nose is a bit of a mix (doh!) of everything. I get sugared cornflakes, citrus and peach, sweet malt, pebbles on the beach, vanilla and honey, chalk and seaweeds. Mildly burnt cake (unfortunately I have some experience with that). Soft but unmistakable smoke in the background. Neither here nor there, in my opinion, but it does work.

    Soft arrival, but immediately pretty peaty. I think it’s clear that Rock Oyster and Big Peat are the most important ingredients in the mix. Lots of citrus, before it suddenly turns very sweet. Reminds me a bit of Bowmore in fact. And then quite piquant. Black pepper becomes quite loud. But again: it works.

    The finish is medium long, salt versus sweet with a lovely smokiness. Dry terminus.

    Well… it’s not bad, but not a top dram either. Around 60 EUR for a bottle in an admittedly funny tube. But it on the table of your B&B when on Islay while enjoying the sunset at Bowmore (luckily I have some experience with that as well).

  4. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. domani scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I like it well except for the intense grain note in the nose. On the palate then comparatively very structured with aromatic-sweet aroma. The alcohol I find well tied, both in the nose and on the palate. The sudden onset of pepper makes for a short peak but then soft in a surprisingly long and also aromatic-sweet finish on - 09.06.2019
    • Nose
      Dominant grain note, vanilla, white creamy chocolate, caramel, fruity, lychee, pear, lime, artificial lemon flavor, spicy-aromatic, smoked aroma, Parma ham, light perfume note
    • Taste
      Oily, spicy-sweet, stomach bread, pumpernickel, suddenly the pepper sets in, khaki, honey, nutty, baklava, beautiful oak aroma with bitterness from the walnut
    • Finish
      Lang

  6. Falnor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A good blended malt with lots going on, still too much emphasis on the grains to really let it shine.
    • Nose
      Cornflakes, lemon drops, sweet sugarred cereals, some coastal influences like seaweed and citrus fruit. Stays sweet with honey and bisquits. Burned toast.
    • Taste
      Very jam, thick start. Orangepeeling, cherry, bitter/ almond falvoured cookies. Old oak and some charred wood
    • Finish
      Light smoke, dry with herps and grains.

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    I do not like the citrus notes - too sour, a bit unpleasant minerally, alcohol bites too - I prefer to buy a Laphi QC at 2/3 of the price which seems to me much more valuable and rounder. Well, I only have one sample - I would drink years on the bottle
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. peatbogger scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    It's like all of Scotland in one bottle.
    Tasty and well executed.

  9. jeoff scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    True to its promise, this really does have some of almost all their Remarkable Regional Malts. The spices are a bit too dominant on the palate, but otherwise a lovely dram.
    • Nose
      A subtle coastalness—is that a word?—with whiffs of peat from Big Peat and Rock Oyster, light floral and citrus notes from The Epicurean, sweeter Timorous Beastie influence with a slight farminess, and a minerality associated with The Gauldrons.
    • Taste
      Sweet (vanilla and sugary cereals), a tad dry and with a proper spicy arrival. Think cracked black peppercorns and cloves, as well as some oak. There's a whisper of peat and smoke.
    • Finish
      Somewhat salty, more spices, and a lingering nuttiness.

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