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Overall rating
82.03/100
votes
193
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 5:48 pm by wacher
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 48.19

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Average 4 x 25 rates

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1
Taste
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Finish
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1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
20
Taste
20
Finish
20
Balance
20

Tastingtags

38 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Administrator Slàinte Mhath Review note
10 May 2017 4:08 pm
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 83 points

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 83 pts   ·ABOVE AVERAGE·

Weighted Rate
82.8
Nose
87
Initial taste
83
Body
81
Finish
82
Price
78
Presentation
84
“That's what I do. I drink, and I know things.” (Tyrion Lannister)
Bj0rnp1
Expert Senior Bj0rnp1 Review note
30 May 2018 9:15 pm
Bj0rnp1 gave this whisky 79 points
15-11-2017:
Nose: smoke, fruit, spices
Taste: smoke, fruit, spices
Finish: smoke, fruit, spices
Weighted Rate
78.6
Nose
75
Initial taste
80
Body
76
Finish
77
Price
81
Presentation
89
Taste with your eyes, nose and tongue. Not with your wallet. My Collection
Sandman
Expert Senior Sandman Note
10 Apr 2018 8:26 pm
Sandman gave this whisky 75 points

Ziltig, rook, honing, citroen en eikenhout

My Collection My Market
Sonett
Connoisseur Sonett Review note
19 Feb 2018 5:58 pm
Sonett gave this whisky 75 points
Weighted Rate
75
Nose
72
Initial taste
75
Body
76
Finish
72
Price
80
Presentation
80
Sonett
peatbogger
Specialist peatbogger Review note
05 Oct 2017 11:30 pm
peatbogger gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.6
Nose
80
Initial taste
85
Body
83
Finish
81
Price
83
Presentation
85
peatbogger
Specialist peatbogger Tasting note
05 Oct 2017 11:12 pm
peatbogger gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Islay peat pushing through, although not the most pungent. Reminds me of a medium peated Caol Ila.

Briny, salt, seaweed.

Lemon liqorice, and a hint of sour apple.


Taste

Quite spicy, black pepper.

Sweet salty peat smoke.

Coal, tar, hot ash.

There's some chocolate notes when the smoke settles.


Finish

Medium+ finish.

Drying herbal, with a mix of salt and sweet.


Comments

Nice maritime vatting.


hans1971
Expert Senior hans1971 Review note
08 May 2017 8:10 pm
hans1971 gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83.4
Nose
84
Initial taste
83
Body
83
Finish
83
Price
84
Presentation
84
Hans Bolt
ColdAesthetics
Connoisseur ColdAesthetics Tasting note
30 Apr 2017 12:01 am
ColdAesthetics gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Wo manche hier all die Noten herhaben, ist mir ein Rästel. Er hat eine nette Küstennase, Fischöl, viel mehr ist da erstmal nicht, auch mit ein paar Tropfen Wasser. Vanille, nach sehr langer Zeit ein paar Früchte wie grüner Apfel, Melone, aber sicher nichts von Sherry (wie kommt man hier auf sowas?)

Taste

Schöner öliger Küstengeschmack, ein altes, verranztes Fischerboot in einem ebenso alten Unterstand, salzige Eiche und Malz, Hauch Asche, Zitrone und grüner Apfel wieder, Vanille und Honig ein wenig im Hintergrund, manchmal auch ein wenig Metall

Finish

Salzig-trocken, dazu schon mehr Torf, Zitronenschale, mittellang

Comments

Wer auf Islay steht, kann hier bedenkenlos zugreifen, der ist schon echt in Ordnung, wenn auch nicht zu vielschichtig oder elegant.

Fortuna1895
Expert Senior Fortuna1895 Tasting note
26 Feb 2017 3:09 pm
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Würzig und kraftvoll! Frische Seeluft durchzogen von etwas scharfem Rauch. Ein paar dunkle Früchte, Backpflaumen, Eiche, ein kleiner Wink Sherry. Mit Wasser knackig frische Seeluft, der Rauch hat Schärfe verloren. die Früchte sind präsenter, die Eiche würziger und es fügend sich ein paar Raspel Schokolade dezent ein ins Gesamtbild.

Taste

Voller, runder Geschmack, sehr saftig. Etwas Rauch, kleine Sherrynoten. Die Würzigkeit der Highlands paart sich mit der Tiefe dunkler Früchte. Über allem schwebt Rauch. Wasser gibt mehr Süsse & Würze. Ein Hauch von Zimt; sehr saftig & offensiv. Leichter Rauch schwebt über einem Teppich von Salz und es schleicht sich auf leisen Sohlen eine sanfte Trockenheit heran.

Finish

Es entwickelt sich eine kleine leichte Schärfe. Der Rauch ist omnipräsent. Kurz vor eine ein leicht trockenes Gefühl in der Mundhöhle. Wasser zeigt im Abgang deutlich den Zimt, der sich schon im Geschmack angedeutet hat.  Dazu eine zitronig-limonige Saftigkeit, die mit der Trockenheit von Eiche ringt.

Comments

Wie man es von D. Laing kennt, ein absolut hochklassiger Blend, dessen Geschmack meines Erachtens zu einem Kauf verpflichtet. Mit und ohne Wasser ein Genuss!

Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
07 Dec 2016 3:56 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 83 points

N- Heavy dose of rubber, shellfish, salted butter and vanilla. A curious touch of cool breeze filled with rusty notes. Layered with distant soft tar.

P- Excellently balanced with coastal saltiness infused from the nature, sweetness of vanilla / caramel from the oak and heating fresh nutmeg from the still.

F- Medium length, with high salinity numbing feels remains on the tongue overtimes.

— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

Weighted Rate
86.1
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
86
Price
80
Presentation
85

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