Douglas Laing unveil new Rock Island Rum Cask version – The Whiskyphiles

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Unbiased Scotch Whisky distillers, blenders and bottlers Douglas Laing & Co, at the moment introduce a brand new version of their Island Malt: Rock Island Rum Cask Version. 

This newest bottling follows within the footsteps of the immensely widespread Rock Island Mezcal Version in 2022, which showcased Rock Island’s maritime spirit completed in Mezcal casks, imparting an added layer of candy smokiness.

Rock Island Rum Cask Version has been completed completely in Plantation Rum Casks hailing from the Caribbean islands of Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad.

The Single Cask Single Malts married to create our Island Whisky have loved a prolonged ending interval. Rock Island followers ought to ‘anticipate salted caramel, toasted oak, brown sugar and a contact of smoke’.

This new launch captures and interprets a sublime but oceanic freshness by its premium maritime aesthetic. The tropical colourways of blues, reds and greens are accentuated by the flashes of gold foil detailing. This successfully represents every of the islands current within the course of of making this Island Malt Scotch Whisky: Orkney, Arran, Jura and Islay.

This limited-edition has been bottled at 46.8% ABV and is proudly supplied with out colouring or chill-filtration, consistent with the Douglas Laing household’s ethos of bottling whisky ‘As Pure as It Will get’.

Emma Reid, Rock Island’s Model Supervisor commented:

“The Rock Island Model is deeply cherished at Douglas Laing, because it continues to embrace the perfect of Scotland’s Whisky-making islands. We’re so excited to have teamed up with Plantation Rum, in whose casks our Island Malt has been completed. This expression of Rock Island highlights a concord of flavour, from the peat-smoked shores of Scotland to the nice and cozy climes of the Caribbean, because it brings collectively two iconic spirits. We can not wait to share this whisky with Rock Island followers globally!”

Jonas Indesteege, Model Supervisor at Plantation Rum commented:

Throughout his many journeys world wide, Alexandre Gabriel, creator of Plantation Rum, jumps on the probability to find the manufacturing strategies, traditions, and improvements of his friends – distillers, brewers, or passionate wine growers. These encounters allow him to forge true friendships and, luckily for lovers of distinctive spirits, to develop unique collaborations and experiments that give delivery to deliciously sudden rums brimming with originality. Whereas visiting Douglas Laing & Co he discovered a real connection which was the beginning of an distinctive partnership…”

The Rock Island Rum Cask Version is predicted to retail at £65 and will probably be out there globally.



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