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Rock Island Whisky Review

Rock Island Whisky comes to us from Douglas Laing, an independent, family-owned spirits business that’s been around since 1948. If you peruse their website, you’ll notice that their current offerings run the gamut…

From single cask whiskies and bottled cocktails, to in-house blends such as The Scallywag, Timorous Beastie, The Big Peat, and many many more. They also offer Gin, Vodka, Tequila, Rum, and Cognac. And if all that weren’t enough, they create a line of spirits for the Rangers Football Club of Glasgow.

The Douglas Laing Rock Island Whisky that we’ll be discussing today was part of a 2021 Master of Malt Advent Calendar. Here’s a bit more information about this whisky taken directly from their website:

Step onto any of Scotland’s Whisky islands and you’ll be struck by the apparent calm offered by island life…Delve a little deeper, and your heart will soar with the excitement and character of the distilleries that call these islands home. Rock Island encapsulates the best Single Malts distilled on these remarkable isles, rich with flavours of the surrounding seas.

An extraordinary encapsulation of the very best Single Malts distilled on the glorious islands of Islay, Arran, Jura and Orkney (amongst others), Rock Island is a subtle, smoky and sweet celebration of the sea. Part of the Remarkable Regional Malts range, the ultimate distillation of Scotland’s Malt Whisky Regions.

If you’re a regular viewer, then you already know that we’re suckers for a peaty dram of Scottish Island Malt, so it’s safe to assume that we were quite optimistic about this whisky as we went into this tasting. To find out if our optimism was rewarded, click play on the following video:

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