Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition - Number One
57.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 14 01 16 3 13:14 BB Batch 05
Added on
29 Jan 2016 5:20 pm by Gonathras
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 69.40

12 × in wishlist

102 × member ratings

215 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Rock Oyster Cask Strength DL

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.24 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Delicious Stöffchen, not really smoky, but very maritime,
    Dangerously drinkable with a lot of water, you should turn it down by 10 turns.
    • Nose
      82 82
      fresh, sharp sea breeze, at least wind force 8 on the high seas
      with a lot of water (2 teaspoons per 2cl) you get more salt spray, lemongrass, seaweed and some leather
    • Taste
      83 83
      at first sweet, then he bites, very strong acceleration
      with even more water: oily and mouth-filling
    • Finish
      82 82
      OK, because he's a little weak, you just notice the youth. The really unbelievably salty sea impression remains.

  2. 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.

  3. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky 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

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

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

  5. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.

  6. Willum scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Bewcastle scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    An interesting dram where you can play with water.
    • Nose
      Honey, vanilla
    • Taste
      Sweet, nutty, light salty,
    • Finish
      Cold ash, dry later, a bit pepper, warm

  8. greg_0277 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021

Forgot your password?