Increasing the family size
The real treasure is the hidden, tasty delicacy inside, rich with the flavours of the sea. Bottled at an unusual 46.8% alcohol strength and traditionally without colouring or chill-filtration, this Small Batch bottling has a truly maritime and oceanic character of sea-salt, sweet peat, smoke, honey and pepper.
Much attention and consideration was spent creating the packaging which features a bespoke illustration of both an oyster, and a nautical scene, while telling the story of this seafaring spirit.
Official tasting notes from Douglas LaingDouglas Laing’s Rock Oyster is massively maritime in style and like its namesake carries a hidden delicacy inside. Anticipate wave soaked rocks and a salty oceanic, fresh influence on the nose with a more subtle palate carrying soft and rather sweet peat paralleled with smoke, honey, damp ash, liquorice and late pepper. All that is neatly replicated on the long, more-ish finish.
The complete blended malts range now consists of: Big Peat from Islay, Scallywag from Speyside, Timorous Beastie from the Highlands and now Rock Oyster from the Islands.
My crystal ball is predicting a Lowlands or a Campbeltown blended malt in 2016...
More information: Rock Oyster Facebook page
Photo, packaging and artwork: Douglas Laing & Co., Pocket Rocket Creative and Anna Koska.