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Overall rating 41 votes 82.59
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Small Batch Release
Strength
57.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 14 01 16 3 13:14 BB Batch 05
Barcode
5014218798463
Added on
29 Jan 2016 5:43 pm by Gonathras
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 20
Balance 21

Tastingtags

12 Notes

Shane_IL
Expert Senior Shane_IL Tasting note
15 Sep 2017 7:09 pm
Shane_IL gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Turkish delight. Marzipan. Woodsmoke. Basted meats. Glace cherry. Honey. Slightly chalky and alkaline, Milk of Magnesia even.

Taste

Salt. Soy sauce. Vinegar. Boiled sweets. Vanilla. Vegetal peat. Porridge.

Finish

Long. Porridge. Malt. Wood smoke. Sweet peat. Marzipan.

Comments

I liked this a good deal. The extra alcohol seems to have delivered more on the sweet, candied notes here and highlighted the very interesting peat character. A win in my book.

Reviewed in my blog:

https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/09/11/douglas-laing-tasting-with-fred-laing/

My Collection Happy to swap samples with anyone in the UK/EU/Canada, pm for details.
Okto-Bull
Expert Senior Okto-Bull Note
07 May 2017 10:23 pm
Okto-Bull gave this whisky 80 points

Der ist ziemlich mies. Die Fassstärke ballert einfach nur mehr Alkohol in den Dram und verstärkt die ohnehin kaum vorhandenen Aromen nicht. 


Den brauch ich nicht nochmal
lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Tasting note
07 Mar 2017 10:15 pm
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Rond mais jeune. Bof. Il gagne en amplitude. Du mielleux...et il retombe comme un soufflé. 

Avec de l'eau, plus intéressant : malt épicé limite avec des accents pâtissiers.
Taste

Bien intense et équilibré (épices et miel), un chouia salin. La jeunesse transparaît encore.

Plus juteux avec de l'eau.
Finish

Finale herbeuse...avec de l'eau beaucoup plus rond

Comments

Mettez de l'eau !

Enthousiasme : 2/5 pur
3/5 avec de l'eau
Whisky n°1187
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Laugenbretzel
Expert Senior Laugenbretzel Review note
04 Jan 2017 9:11 am
Laugenbretzel gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82
Nose
83
Initial taste
85
Body
80
Finish
80
Price
82
Presentation
82
ian63david
Expert Junior ian63david Note
22 Dec 2016 9:21 pm
ian63david gave this whisky 82 points

I simply preferred the standard bottling. When the water added was just right it was just like the standard, which I think is great. 

Gonathras
Expert Senior Gonathras Note
10 Mar 2016 2:40 pm

Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:


Rock Oyster ‘Cask Strength’ (57.4%, Douglas Laing, blended malt, 2015) Three stars and a half More mad retro labels ala San Pellegrino. Isn’t whisky design having a stammer these days? I have to say I had enjoyed the ‘regular’ Rock Oyster a lot last year (WF 87). Colour: white wine. Nose: hyper-crystalline, totally minimal, and almost Japanese, if you see what I mean. I haven’t found this much iodine in a whisky since a long time. With water: a baby whisky. More liquorice allsorts. Mouth (neat): this is probably extremely young. Could you smoke liquorice allsorts, marshmallows, and limoncello? It is some smoked limoncello indeed, only at cask strength. Some kirsch too. With water: sweet, sweet, sweet. Strawberries and smoke (which gives me ideas for the coming summer…) Tinned peaches. Finish: medium, almost short. All the fruits are coming out, from pears to peaches. Young sauvignon blanc. Comments: I think I liked the one at 46.8% better. I find this CS excellent, but perhaps a little too young and fruity. SGP:645 - 83 points.
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Review note
25 Feb 2016 12:59 am
dram-drinker gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85
Nose
90
Initial taste
84
Body
86
Finish
80
Price
84
Presentation
86
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Tasting note
25 Feb 2016 12:13 am
dram-drinker gave this whisky 85 points
Color
White wine
Nose

Very salty, maritime, sea breeze, sweet butter or cheese cookies, some citrusy and lemony

Taste

Oyster sauce - I think I tasted something from the sea ground - then punchy and hot - touch of leather

Finish

Long, hot and salty

Comments

This is is really maritime - that means it has something fishy - lucky me that I like Sushi - water makes it definitely more enjoyable.

TastyDram
Expert Junior TastyDram Tasting note
24 Feb 2016 1:20 pm
Color
White wine
Nose

My first impression was literally cheesy. Chaumes from the Périgord region served with a young white wine. Oyster juice with lemon rind. Or that might be my imagination and the Anna Koska imagery playing tricks with my mind. There's a lot going on in the glass. Fresh, clean and spicy. Lemon grass and teriyaki sauce. The malty and young grape aromas pointing to a rather young spirit but that's perfectly acceptable sometimes. Young does not have to be synonymous for bad or low quality.
Peat, coarse sea salt and a bunch of spices that I find hard to pin down in a mortar and pestle. Pears glazed with honey.

A teaspoon of water unleashes a sweet torrent of passion fruit and pomegranate mixed with charcoal and honey. It may sound disgusting but whisky anoraks are going to love it.

Taste

The initial sips reveal lots of peppery and citrusy notes. Tobacco and smoky wood chips. Honey and lemon rind. Wortegemse lemon jenever or my mom's honey-lemon-thyme liquor - with an added smoky dimension - we use to fight off colds during winter. Can't make up my mind between those two.

Water made it succulently sweet peat and vanilla pods. Lots of nougat flavours with some peppery smoke and sweet apples in the background. Caramel with a pinch of salt.

Finish

Marzipan mixed with smoky dried chili peppers.

Comments

Bull's eye for Douglas Laing (again)? Yup, definitely to me. It's a bold one, packed with flavours and a decent balance between sweet and smoke. It feels young and spirity but there's plenty to discover so I'm not complaining. No, I'm lovin' it. Sorry McDonalds but I'm stealing your campaign line for a moment!

GlenSikkes
Connoisseur GlenSikkes Note
19 Feb 2016 6:25 pm

Tasting notes and Comments by Douglas Laing & Co;

Introducing Douglas Laing’s Rock Oyster Cask Strength; the super-charged partner to the original Rock Oyster. Containing the finest Malt Whiskies from Scotland's Whisky Islands, including those distilled on Islay, Arran, Orkney and Jura, this Limited Edition delivers a massive amplification of all those coastal qualities from the original Rock Oyster.

Tasting Notes;
Anticipate a blast of sea air on the nose and a tempestuously oceanic storm on the palate. Rock Oyster Cask Strength delivers a big peat hit full of Islay phenols, iodine and coal dust, with a shake of pepper softening to a distinct honey sweetness from the Arran casks. The Isle of Jura brings waves of citrus and barley to the mix, and Orkney fetches up some salt from the deep.
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