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Rock Oyster 18 Year Old

(70cl, 46.8%)

Rock Oyster 18 Year Old

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Rock Oyster 18 Year Old Bottling Note

A limited edition 18 year old variation on Douglas Laing's Rock Oyster Island blended malt, made exclusively with whiskies distilled on Arran, Jura, Islay and Orkney. We told ourselves that we wouldn't made a B-52s reference when writing this bottling note, and we're sticking to that promise.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Full-bodied coastal smoke, with hints of sugared peels and peppery oak underneath.

Palate: A good balance of peat richness and vanilla-forward sweetness. Subtle minerality.

Finish: A burst of heather honey appears late on the finish.

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Rock Oyster 18 Year Old Reviews

Rich, buttery. Sherry spices, mature soft fruit. Salty. Savory peat. Age comes through with time in the glass. Fusty, a fully matured 18YO.

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10th October 2018

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+ bananas, banana peels. touch of tutti fruitti, from the Jura. Loses a bit of peat (about two and a half weeks in), especially on the nose, but gains fruity fullness. Whipped cream. Birthday cake. Milk chocolate.

Also loses saltiness.

Would not recommend water in newly opened bottle, but would very much recommend at this point. Half a teaspoon.

- August Guy.

20th September 2018

Whipped Cream Peach Gâteau!!

Water brings out the salt, licorice, softer maritime aromas.

18 going on 16? 15? Perhaps. But this is certainly a high quality product.
Looking very much forward to trying the other RM vattings.

11th September 2018

finishing up my notes, a thought -

* So, I'm sitting here finishing my notes, and I smells the empty glass, and by Jove! is that not the all so familiar Ardbeg spinach! Ardbeg 18!

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I'm telling you, man . .

24th August 2018

* 𝘧𝘶𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘴, 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭:

* Mmh, I must amend my notes an modicum to say that I do very much get the presence of [CAOL ILA] here, but with the way this is blended, it comes out as a relatively unpeated version of it. It is in fact just as present as the Highland Park, if not more. Very similar with regards to yellow fruits they are, Caol Ila and Highland Park, if you look beyond the bourbon here, and the sherry there. At least to me.

- cola gummies
- flinty

Ar18, HP18, CI18, and without losing out on any of them, if you take your time with it - very good value for money, at least at Master of Malt ;-)

24th August 2018

* 𝘧𝘶𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘴

* ginger, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, cardamom, brown Christmas cakey spices.

cayenne pepper powder
some very sour apples, in the background
Oat biscuits, digestives

Also, this is actually intensely salty. Can't believe I got that wrong initially. Bites your tongue with it. Peat is slightly above main range Highland Park.

22nd August 2018

DOUGLAS LAING's ROCK OYSTER 18yo - 46.8% abv - no e150 - UCF

[HP] and Arran taking center stage in the 18 year old. The [Caol Ila] I get in the NAS I do not get here.

Very light peat, Highland Park level.
pronounced bitterness, bitter oranges
blood oranges, peaches, pineapples, grapefruit, pomegranate
green pepper, black pepper
honey and treacle
marzipan
medium dark chocolate, coffee, cocoa powder, dusty, gets very rich and chocolaty
that un-chill filtered frozen yogurt note
bit of waxy malt
not salty but has kind of a fresh sea air presence -

Half a teaspoon of water, give it 35 minutes

new bottle

very well vatted

22nd August 2018

Incredible

Incredible whisky. Transports you immediately to a coastal environment - waves, ocean breeze, slight smoke and a brown sugar sweetness. I will be back for another bottle and keen to try the sherried one too next time. Nom nom nom

19th September 2017

Rocking the Oyster

Yikes - I'm going to buy another one. This is incredible (looks good too!)

2nd September 2017

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