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Rock Oyster Limited Edition Cask Strength Tasting notes and reviews

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Rock Oyster Limited Edition Cask Strength

Brand
Rock Oyster
Expression
Limited Edition Cask Strength
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended Malt
Abv
57.40%
Produced at
Douglas Laing & Co
Region
Islands
Website
www.douglaslaingwhisky.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

82
Nose
Pungent and raw, Tequila-esque pulped white, agave-like fruit, earth and light tarry peat notes. Quite alcoholic but water freshens and brings out some lightly perfumed estery fruit and herbal notes.
Palate
Opens with sweet barley but the youthful spirit and alcohol halts the sweet progression. Again hints of pulped white fruit, tar and peat. Water sets the sweetness free but makes it a little simpler but fuller.
Finish
Mouth-watering and alcoholic neat, diluted it's quite dry and mineral fresh.
Comment
Tricky to draw a conclusion.

Joel Harrison

72
Nose
Apple strudel, pear drops and sweet white wine; there isn't a huge amount going on here behind the icing sugar dusting of a nose.
Palate
The palate gives salted almonds, grape juice, grapefruit pith and a hint of coal dust; quite cold and one dimensional, it was hard to get too much from this sample.
Finish
Grapefruit, kiwi and limes. Ash.
Comment
Not a sample I warmed too. Too thin and the flavours just not well balanced enough for me.
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