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Rock Oyster Small Batch Release Tasting notes and reviews

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Rock Oyster Small Batch Release

Brand
Rock Oyster
Expression
Small Batch Release
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended Malt
Abv
46.80%
Produced at
Douglas Laing & Co
Region
Scotland
Website
www.douglaslaingwhisky.com
Availability
Buy online now

Chris Goodrum

82
Nose
Manure with primary, oily peat and barley. A touch of toffee, coffee and what feels like sweet grain notes appear. Lovely intensity.
Palate
Sweet barley mingles with white fruit, heather, vanilla and oily peat along with some sweeter peat notes. Toasted toffee appear on the middle as well as the crisp, grain spirit note.
Finish
Long, intensely salty and grainy finish with some lingering whiter fruit and a return of the manure.
Comment
Although not hugely complex, the higher degree of alcohol means that its straightforward character is amplified.

Joel Harrison

87
Nose
A delicate nose of lemon drops, pearl barley, spelt pasta and vanilla.
Palate
Pure banana split, with whipped cream, fresh banana and chocolate sprinkles. There is an element of artificial sweetener about this too.
Finish
A lovely sweet and tasty finish.
Comment
This is a well put together, light dram. Perfect for a warm summer's day.
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Published July 2015.

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