Rock Island Profile

Islands Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

A marriage of malts from Scotland’s islands, the whisky combines liquid distilled on Islay, Arran, Orkney and Jura. Bottled at 46.8% abv, Rock Island is non-chill-filtered and bottled without caramel colouring.

  • Region
  • Production type
    Blended malt

Rock Island History

It was 2015 when Douglas Laing launched Rock Oyster as part of its Remarkable Regional Malts series. It was the fourth bottling to join the ranks as the ‘Island’ of the group, following Big Peat, Scallywag and Timorous Beastie.

The following year, in January 2016, the company released Rock Oyster Cask Strength, bottled at 57.4% abv.

The name was changed in April 2019 to Rock Island following feedback from global markets who felt oysters were too much of a polarising food. 


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See also

  • The King of Scots The King of Scots The King of Scots Brand

    King of Scots

    The blended Scotch whisky that kick-started the Douglas Laing firm, first created in 1886.

  • Big Peat Big Peat Big Peat Brand

    Big Peat

    A smoky, oily blended malt described as the ‘ultimate distillation of Islay’.

  • Scallywag Scallywag Scallywag Brand


    Speyside blended malt featuring whiskies sourced from Mortlach, Macallan and Glenrothes.

  • Timorous Beastie Timorous Beastie Timorous Beastie Brand

    Timorous Beastie

    An oily, chewy representation of Scotland’s Highland whisky region.

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