Alcohol by Volume: 46.8% (93.6 PROOF)
Origination: Islay Malt, Scotland
History: Prise open a rock oyster and you’d be lucky indeed to find a pearl. The real treasure though is the hidden, tasty delicacy inside, rich with the flavors of the sea. Bottled at 46.8% alcohol strength and traditionally without coloring or chill-filtration, this Small Batch bottling has a truly maritime and oceanic character of sea-salt, sweet peat, smoke, honey and pepper. Containing the finest Malt Whiskies from Scotland’s Whisky islands, including those distilled on Islay, Arran, Orkney and Jura, it’s no wonder our Master Blender Fred Laing says “If I could select just one dram to transport the Whisky enthusiast to the Islands of Scotland, it would be this Rock Oyster.”
Notes: Anticipate wave soaked rocks and a salty oceanic, fresh influence on the nose with a hint of peat smoke, and an enticing sweetness.
An initially subtle palate that carries soft and rather sweet peat paralleled with smoke, honey, damp ash and develops with licorice and late pepper. The maritime is neatly replicated on the long, moreish finish.
Formats: 750ml / 6 bottles