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Overall rating
81.88/100
votes
277
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

€ 47.74

29 × in wishlist

277 × member ratings

568 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Rock Oyster DL

52 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.88 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. coldsun scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Good balance of sweet barley malt and marine, salt with everything wrapped into different kind of sweet spices.

  5. Norrwind26 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. coldsun scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Great and tasty whisky that brings matured spirits of sea, salt, wooden finishing boat and northern wind.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Peaty smoke, salt, marine, sea weed, fresh fruits, barley malt.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Peaty smoke, salt, marine, sea weed, fresh fruits, barley malt.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Citruses, ginger, herbal.

  7. keba9591 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    simple whiskey with a haze and marine aroma, but nevertheless light and pleasant
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. ezioaudit scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  9. Pyromann scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    This is not a big blow, rather a less pronounced piece. This whiskey needs to be approached slowly and rather wait. After a while, smoked meat and some smoke appear shyly. Maybe too bland for me, but who likes weaker smokers can be a good choice.
    • Nose
      Nothing very significant. A little smoke, but only after drinking the first loot.
    • Taste
      At first quite bland, after some time a little smoke and smoked. However, it is not as strong as Islay pieces of Ardbeg and Laphroaig type, they are still a few classes higher in intensity.
    • Finish
      Smoked, very slightly smoky.

  10. 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.

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