.rock oyster - cask strength

From Douglas Laing's Remarkable Regional Malts series, they have put together a blended malt from distilleries of most of the Scottish Isles where distilleries are at work. including some of the beefiest Islay malts, a briny Orkney, a citrus-malty Jura and a honey-sweet Arran.

57.4% abv, €50
blended malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour

Nose: sweet, honey, cereals, spicy, black pepper, briny, a hint of smoke, citrus, rasped orange peel, liquorice root, milk chocolate flakes
Palate: sweet, honey, treacle, floral, honeycomb, heather, buttercups, citrus, rasped orange peel, a hint of smoke, liquorice root, a touch of mint
Finish: sweet, honey, floral, heather, honeycomb, liquorice root, definite smoke
Mark: +++++ 

Conclusion: I liked the original well enough, and this is a touch better. Kudos for Douglas Laing for adding an undiluted version to the range.

.many thanks to Douglas Laing for sending us this sample

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