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Overall rating
82.08/100
votes
246
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Small Batch Release
Strength
46.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5014218794533
Added on
17 Jan 2015 5:38 pm by wacher
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 49.30

27 × in wishlist

246 × member ratings

496 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Rock Oyster DL

46 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.08 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 83 points Administrator

    Imagine an old wooden fishing boat, crusted shells and wet seaweed drying on a rocky coastline, and you get a fairly good impression of this Island Blended Malt. The nose of 'Rock Oyster' is maritime, briny and moderately peaty with hints of citrus fruits and honey. If only the taste would be on par with the aroma! Arriving fresh, zesty and peppery sweet, there is no apparent oak influence and the dry peatiness is rather bland. The quickly fading finish is spicy and mildly bitter. Although a bit pricey and young, this malt is nicely composed and well worth a try.

    RATING: 3.5/5.0 stars ≙ 83 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes and Comments by Douglas Laing & Co;

    Paying homage the sea, Douglas Laing's Rock Oyster is a Small Batch bottling created using the finest maritime Malts including those distilled on the esteemed Islands of Jura, Islay, Arran and Orkney. Bottled at 46.8% alcohol strength and traditionally without colouring or chill-filtration, this Small Batch bottling has a truly maritime and oceanic character of sea-salt, sweet peat, smoke, honey and pepper from its Islay Malts, and softened somewhat by the sweeter, barley-based impact from Arran, Jura and Orkney.

    Tasting Notes;

    Wave soaked rocks and a salty oceanic fresh influence on the nose, running to an initially subtle palate that carries soft and rather sweet peat paralleled with smoke, honey, damp ash, liquorice and late pepper. All of what went before is neatly replicated in the moreish finish.

  3. ASWhisky scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    doesn't make me nervous but okay
    • Nose
      Schokolade, grüne Kräuter, Gurkenwasser, gelbe Früchte
      salzig, zarter Alkoholstich, Regenwasser, Fisch
      insgesamt eine dünne Nase
    • Taste
      leichter Cognac Flashback am Antritt
      etwas Schokolade am Gaumen
      Alkoholnote
      helle Frucht
    • Finish
      mittel
      Schokopulver
      Alkoholnote
      helle Frucht

  4. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A cute young smoky whiskey, without indicating age, which does not have any rare virtues and distinctive features.
    • Nose
      The first thing in the aroma is the sea (salt, iodine, algae). Then smoky nuances and spices, some more citrus and malt notes. Simple but nice!
    • Taste
      It resembles smoked sea fish, with a taste of iodine, which was abundantly sprinkled with pepper, salt and sprinkled with lemon juice.
    • Finish
      Rather sharp, dry, long, filled with phenols, spices, iodine and salt, in addition seasoned with oak and malt tones.

  5. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
      malty-sweet; fresh fruits; smoky and maritime note; alcoholic note with a sweep of light fruit; Citrus is clearly present
    • Taste
      80 80
      Smoke; Oak; the fruit is a bit weaker than expected; the smoke becomes drier; still sweet. Fruit becomes a little stronger at the second sip; a sharp note (chili / pepper) is present
    • Finish
      78 78
      Smoke; Malt; slightly bitter; the maritime character comes through again; slightly salty at the end.
      Overall, rather short; This spicy sharpness (chili / pepper) shows up again briefly. Then a trace of fermented fruit remains

  6. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Too young, malty, slightly fruity, maritime, a hint of smoke, but just plain too many too young notes.

  8. GJR scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Sandman scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat, lemon, maritime, melon, apple, pear, peach, honey and barley.
    • Taste
      Smoke, lemon, salty, liquorice, melone, peach, honey, cinnamon, pepper and oak.
    • Finish
      Medium, dry, peat, lemon, honey, salty, seawater and fresh fruit

  10. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

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