Tag: Douglas Laing

Caperdonich 21 Years old 1994 Xtra Old Particular (57.7%, Douglas Laing, Cask #10769, 270 Bottles, 2015)

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Caperdonich 21 Years old 1994 Xtra Old Particular whisky review: Quite spiced but in a really great way, massive old/tropical fruits in this one. A little camphory towards the end perhaps indicative of not the best i.e. 2nd/3rd fill or later cask but this is still good stuff and adds character rather than detracts from this whisky. 88/100

Scallywag (46%, Douglas Laing, 2018)

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Scallywag blended malt whisky review: More fuller flavoured than I remember and much more complex too. Still quite fruity in nature and just a little more spice and wood than I prefer but a decent blended malt nonetheless. I guess my reservation lies in the surreptitious use of sherry casks in this blend which perhaps represents the dichotomy of Speysides’ output today but I don’t feel is indicative of the regions flavour profile in general. 78/100

Rock Oyster 18 Years Old (46.8%, Douglas Laing, 2018)

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Rock Oyster 18 Years Old whisky review: At the time of tasting I found it hard to separate this in preference from the power of the standard blend. With time, both maturation and time in the glass and on the palate, this 18 year old edition reveals more subtleties and complexity and so now just pips the standard by a point in my book. For the price differential however it is hard to pass by the standard Rock Oyster blend. 86/100

Rock Oyster (46.8%, Douglas Laing, 2018)

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Rock Oyster whisky review: On revisit I’m still very impressed with this Island blend from Douglas Laing’s Remarkable Regional Malts range of blended malt whisky. If anything this sample seemed a little smoother and more tame with a twist of some sharper citric elements added into it which works really well with the salt and smoke. 85/100