Established in 1948, Douglas Laing & Co is an independent bottler based in Glasgow. Recently renamed Rock Island, Rock Oyster is part of its Remarkable Regional Malts, a range of blended malts aimed at showcasing the remarkable qualities of each Scotch region's malt whiskies. The Rock Oyster range focuses on malts from the Scottish islands, namely Islay, Arran, Orkney and Jura. This 18YO expression is a limited edition bottling of the Rock Oyster. The nose is more intense with the coastal air vamped up. The oak also more apparant. The palate is big but balanced ; the vanilla and tannins balance out the peat and smoke nicely. A honeyed finish with warming pepper. Enjoy neat.