Rock Island Small Batch Release - Douglas Laing's

Spicy, Maritime, Costal
This blend of the famous independent bottler Douglas Laing offers us a composition of the characteristic and absolutely unmistakable aromas of the Hebrides.
Douglas Laing provides us with independently bottled blends. Founded back in the 1940s, Douglas Laing distributes a variety of different series in which single malts are blended and thematically ordered. Within the Remarkable Regional Malts, Rock Island represents the Scottish islands. Fun Fact: Originally distributed as Rock Oyster, the bottling was renamed to Rock Island, as oysters had a negative connotation for many customers.
Rock Island Small Batch Release - Douglas Laing's
Rock Island Small Batch Release - Douglas Laing's (@whiskyedition)
Blended Malt Whisky | No Age Statement | 46,80 % ABV. | 51,29 €/l | Distillery Unknown | bottled by Douglas Laing | produced in Scotland | Whiskybase ID 163167


At first, we are met by a pleasant portion of peat smoke. Slighty hidden there is a wonderful sweetness. Malt and vanilla combine with fresh citrus notes. The classic maritime aroma of the Hebrides.


Like a proper gulp of seawater, Rock Island lies on the palate with an interesting saltiness. Spices and smoke provide a mouth-filling aroma. Citrus freshness and vanilla take a back seat, but are clearly perceptible.


As expected, the spice and smoke provide a lasting finish. The typical maritime aroma of the Scottish islands remains.


A wonderful blend which is simply inoffensive. We get a feeling for more (pun works better in German - sorry) with the smoke typical of the islands. Vanilla sweetness, maltiness and hints of citrus combine to create a balanced representation of typical island flavors.

Rating: 67/100 - Good (Marcel: 55 | Sascha: 79)

Value for Money: 4/5 - Good

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