CATEGORY: Blended Malt.
BOTTLER: Douglas Laing.
BOTTLING SERIE: Rock Oyster.
STATED AGE: 18 years old.
NUMBER OF BOTTLES:
STRENGTH: 46.8% Vol.
Totally love it that DL would have understood that age statements were very important. Kudos! This baby harbours whiskies from Arran, Orkney, and Jura. So, which one on Orkney? ;-).
COLOUR: straw. Nose: oh get out of here, success again. They captured the Atlantic (what what what?) and anything that comes with it, seaweed, burning floated wood (right, beach bonfire), hessian, old tarry ropes, samphires… There are hints of cough syrup as well, some menthol for sure, and yeah, sea breeze. Fantastic nose, so who’s the blender?
MOUTH: peat! Lemon! Brine! Seaweed! And green apples, sauvignon blanc, soot, coal ashes… Between us, it’s not quite possible that there wouldn’t be any Islayer inside. Really, only Arran, Orkney and Jura? Extremely good. Finish: long, on smoked herbs and green pepper, with a lemony signature.
COMMENTS: didn’t quite find the oysters. False advertising, this is a scandal! The whisky’s quite brilliant, though. So, who’s doing the blending?
TASTING NOTES: Serge Whisky Fun.