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    Douglas Laing's Rock Island Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

    Glasgow, SCOTLAND
    $99. 99 Bottle
    $1199.88 Dozen
    ABV: 46.8%
    Established in 1948, independent Scotch whisky specialist, Douglas Laing & Co have released a brand new Island inspired “Vatted” Malt – Rock Island.

    Bottled at 46.8% and without colouring or chill-filtration, this Small Batch bottling has a truly maritime character of sea-salt, sweet peat, smoke, honey and pepper. Containing top notch Whiskies from Scotland’s islands, including those distilled on Islay, Arran, Orkney and Jura, it’s no wonder 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!"

    Tasting note: Pale straw / gold. Sea breeze then faint iodine followed by lanolin and kipper on the nose. Lipsmacking with a tangy lanolin-peat, salt'n'pepper profile. Finish adds vanilla and suggests citrus zest. Concludes salty, vibrant and medium long. A delicious blend with a distinctive 'island' edge. 46.8% Alc./Vol.

    Other reviews... The final cornerstone of Douglas Laing’s Remarkable Regional Malts range, this blended malt celebrates the best from the Islands. The peat smoke finds harmony with the nose of pine, lemon curd, dewy lawns, and vanilla fudge. This is gloriously full-flavored; the peatiness certainly delivers, but there is a pleasant nip of saltiness too. The black pepper finish leads to a long lasting salty smack on the lips. Make this your hipflask essential for bracing excursions along the shoreline. 87 points - www.maltadvocate.com (Fall 2015) Reviewed by: Jonny McCormick