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Overall rating
82.93/100
votes
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

Average value

€ 59,08

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Whisky Reviews for Rock Oyster Cask Strength DL

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.93 points

  1. greg_0277 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    The nose is mainly focused on a mineral peat and iodine. The mouth is in the continuity of the nose. Salinity is present but the youth of the drink is felt. It's a little green, pungent, alcoholic. The addition of water makes it more bearable but the aromas are somewhat overshadowed. Medium final, a little hot. I have not tasted the reduced version but it is likely that it is more appreciable ... Not too much my thing!

  2. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Starts very sweet and salty. Iodine, sea breeze, dried seaweed and a doughy-sugary sweetness. Malty (oatmeal), earthy yeasts and licorice.
    • Taste
      First oily malty, again a lot of salt, spicy licorice flavors, delicate smoke, lots of citrus zest, later herbaceous accents and a subliminal syrupy fruitiness.
    • Finish
      Lang, with a nice balancing act of fruity notes of dried apricot and hard-roasted pear, smoked malt aromas, salt, peat and harsh herbaceous notes.

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Lovely, sturdy yet youngish blend.
    • Nose
      Just like with the regular version, I get some bread dough and yeast, apples, mint and seaweeds on the nose. While there is some peat, it is quite discrete. 
    • Taste
      The body is fine and the arrival at cask strength a pleasant sensation. Immediately there is a grand smoke development and spiciness with a lovely balance between the sweet and salt elements. I get some baked apples, honey, pepper, salt and some ashes on the palate.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long and once the smoke clears, it becomes surprisingly sweet once more.

  4. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Dram to forget, I even preferred his reduced version.
    • Nose
      Mineral peat on the eggshell, there is a buttered / malted side that mixes with iodine and oyster. Young nose presumably.
    • Taste
      Poorly integrated alcohol, light and spicy peat. Behind are mainly maritime notes.
    • Finish
      Short, on salty and iodized peat. Small bit of bitter cocoa.

  5. Shane_IL scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    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/
    • 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.

  6. Okto-Bull scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    He is pretty bad. The cask strength just shoots more alcohol in the dram and does not enhance the already barely existing flavors.
    I do not need it again

  7. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Put some water! Enthusiasm: 2/5 pure 3/5 with water Whiskey n ° 1187
    • Nose
      Round but young. Bad. It gains in amplitude. Honey ... and it falls like a soufflé. With water, more interesting: limited spicy malt with pastry accents.
    • Taste
      Well intense and balanced (spices and honey), a salty chouia. Youth is still visible. More juicy with water.
    • Finish
      Grassy final ... with much rounder water

  8. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. ian63david scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

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

  10. Gonathras did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Rock Oyster ‘Cask Strength’ (57.4%, Douglas Laing, blended malt, 2015)  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.

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