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Rock Island

(70cl, 46.8%)

Rock Island

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Rock Island Bottling Note

Douglas Laing's Rock Island bottles the epitome of the Scottish Islands. The blend marries a plethora of Island whiskies, with malts from Islay, Arran, Orkney and Jura. The whisky has been bottled at a rather specific 46.8% ABV, and of course without colouring or chillfiltration. If you think this sounds all a bit familiar, the blend was previously dubbed Rock Oyster, though the name was changed because it turns out there's an awful lot of people who don't like oysters. Not to worry, it's the exact same great maritime whisky!

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Wind-swept beaches, coastal peat and a hint of ash, complimented by touches of green fruit.

Palate: Yet more sea breeze, with oat cake crumbs, growing spicy notes of cracked black pepper and a deft whiff of peat smoke. Hints of vanilla here and there.

Finish: Salinity lasts on the finish along with peppery warmth.

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Rock Island Reviews

The perfect maritime malt!

The perfect everyday maritime Malt... so complex with a beautiful balance of sweet, smoky, salty and citric flavours... a new favourite for sure!

2nd September 2021

Bang on and bang for yer buck .

Second bottle of the Rock . First was the Sherry cask .
Both are fantastic value and bang for your buck . A great Dram for any time any place any where .

15th August 2021

very interesting

saline, saline and yet more saline. never had a whisky quite like this

but I must admit that I quite like it!

25th May 2021

Wow wow wow

This is so good. Sweet, salty, peaty, fruity. So much going on but pulled together beautifully. This is like a tasting menu in a dram. 10/10

20th May 2021

Excellent!

On my third bottle and will repurchase - perfect nose of pear and just enough salt breeze for me.

21st February 2021

Excellent

Makes an amazing substitute for vodka in a Bloody Mary! Absolutely delicious, you can taste the sea, peat and the air of windswept beaches

6th February 2021

A dissapointment

I was not impressed with this blend. I got the strength but not a lot more. Not enough peat, not enough smoke, no where near enough seaweed.

18th December 2020

Not great

Surprised to come and find good reviews of this whiskey - I recieved a bottle in my MoM advert calendar (which was great!) and I really didn't enjoy. Thought I would leave a review to add some contrast!

Nice flavours of peat and brine throughout, with notes of blackcurrant in the middle. However this is somewhat ruined by an overly harsh mouthfeel, which is uncomfortably peppery towards the end. A hint of boiled veg / sulfur is also apparent which I found unpleasant. Finish is quite nice, with lingering warmth, peat and brine; but not enough to redeem by a long way.

15th December 2020

Joyous

Loads of character with smokiness and vanilla tones

5th December 2020

B.e.a.utiful!

Wow! Got this on day 2 of my MoM whisky advent calendar and...it...was...beautiful! Light coloured, salty, peaty whisky with a slight finish of vanilla. Honestly can't believe this from a blend and at this price. 100% ordering a bottle in the new year when I've worked my way through my current MoM stash and will be buying as a gift for friends and family in the future too.

3rd December 2020

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