Rock Oyster Sherry Edition Adds Sherried Warmth to Island Whisky - The Whiskey Wash

Rock Oyster Sherry Edition Adds Sherried Warmth to Island Whisky

Douglas Laing’s Rock Oyster Scotch whisky expression is known for bringing together whiskies from Scotland’s islands into a blended malt that’s evocative of the sea. First introduced a few years back, it was recently supplemented with an 18-year-old variant. Now another bottling, more limited in scope, is joining the family with a sherry cask focus.

The new Rock Oyster Sherry Edition, according to those behind it, is non-age statement in nature like the original bottling. The major difference between the two is the sherry influence, with the latest release having spent the final spell of its maturation in Spanish sherry butts before being bottled at 46.8% ABV.

Rock Oyster Sherry Edition

This whisky, which is both of natural color and non-chill filtered, is said to “capture the spirit of Island Whisky in all its salty, citrus, sweetly peated and peppery glory, with a rich, sherried warmth at its core.” Little else is known on its overall taste profile at this time, and no immediate price was given.

“Rock Oyster Sherry Edition is a lip-smacking success story of the magic that can happen when sweet meets peat,” said Douglas Laing & Co managing director Fred Laing in a prepared statement. “Little more than two years since we launched the Rock Oyster brand, we’re thrilled to now be presenting an entire range to a thirsty audience of maritime-Malt lovers on National Rock Oyster Day. Shuck it!”

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