Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Small Batch Release
46.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Jan 2015 5:38 pm by wacher

Average value

€ 39.83

30 × in wishlist

309 × member ratings

645 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Rock Oyster DL

63 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.77 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 83 points Super 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. robbert88 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Maritime, peat, medicinal smoke which reminds me of caol ila and a sweet liquorice
    • Taste
      Greasy oil, fresh citrus, peat and medicinal. The first sip kicked in the hardest in terms of smoke and peat. Over time the salty lake comes up with a citrus tart and gradually a bit sweeter from pear. But also salty liquorice.
    • Finish
      Salted liquorice, pepper, a light bite of alcohol, unfortunately a bit short. But a nice saltiness.

  3. 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.

  4. 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
      helle Frucht
    • Finish
      helle Frucht

  5. nikolajsa@inbox.lv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      salt, algae, iodine, light smoke
    • Taste
      83 83
      smoke, smoked meats, sweetness, iodine, spices
    • Finish
      82 82
      medium, sweetness, smoke, spices

  6. Ficelli scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Rebeltesi did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Perfect marine scotch. Medium smoke with seaweed and pleasant citrus and malt notes.

  8. noelc scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
      It has a pronounced smell that I can't relate to something (sherry and seaweed?). Salty, little sweetish
    • Taste
      81 81
      Salty, fruity, a bit of honey. Turns into a pleasantly sharp taste. Subtle light peat.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Crescendo, the taste is really pushing through now. A citrus taste that I really like.

  9. coldsun scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Salty, peaty smoke, marine, honey, citruses (lemon, orange).

  10. Gweddry scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      sour, olives, fresh smoke, sweet, bricks, light, oysters with lemon, fish fillet, apple cider vinegar, lime, Asian sweet and sour-topping, white wine, fragrant wood
    • Taste
      sweet with a little smoke, sweetened cream, dry,
    • Finish
      initially smoke, fine omelette, salty, umami, cigar, boiled vegetables, algae


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