Country Scotch Whisky
Region Island Whisky
Distillery/Brand Rock Island
Bottler Douglas Laing
Style Blended Malt Whisky

Rock Oyster 18 Year Old

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.

Winner of 1 spirit awards

Scotch Whisky - Blended - Age Statement - 2018
The Asian Spirits Masters (The Spirits Business)

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Rock Oyster 18 Year Old
NOT Islay, no Islay, do not mention Islay
Those who imagine this contains Ardbeg, Caol Ila etc are deluded - this is ISLAND not ISLAY. So can only be Orkney, Arran, Jura.

From very poor casks.

Donald_Trousersnake , United Kingdom
7 months ago
Rich, buttery. Sherry spices, mature soft fruit. Salty. Savory peat. Age comes through with time in the glass. Fusty, a fully matured 18YO.
Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago
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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.
Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago
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.
M.C. , Belgium
5 years ago
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!

. .

I'm telling you, man . .
Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago
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
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
Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago
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
Master of Malt Customer
6 years ago
Rocking the Oyster
Yikes - I'm going to buy another one. This is incredible (looks good too!)
Master of Malt Customer
6 years ago