Douglas Laing Rock Oyster Cask Strength (70cl, 57.4%)
Rock Oyster Cask Strength Bottling Note
We absolutely loved the regular 46.8% Rock Oyster embracing the character of Jura, Islay, Arran and Orkney, which makes this limited edition punchier cask strength version a very exciting release! The tube features some fisherman out at sea, one of whom looks suspiciously like that Big Peat fellow...
Nose: A big hit of coastal peat, tarry rope, tobacco, lime zest, candied fruit, white pepper and sea spray.
Palate: Quite tumultuous with hints of all sorts: capers, starfruit, seaweed, vanilla, honey, citrus, green wood, perhaps some heather? Evocative stuff.
Finish: Brine, citrus, dying smoke.
Overall: We’re no longer so much on the coast of the Scottish islands, but out to sea in the crashing waves (like that tube), with just a few reminders of our points of departure and arrival.