Leading independent Scotch whisky specialist, Douglas Laing & Co, has announced the release of a limited edition Cask Strength bottling of their Rock Oyster Island Malt Scotch whisky.

Douglas Laing’s original Rock Oyster bottling (46.8% ABV) launched in January 2015, and was a blend of Island malts, including those from Jura, Islay, Arran and Orkney.

The new Rock Oyster Cask Strength Limited Edition (57.4% ABV) is said to deliver a massive amplification of all the coastal qualities from the original, with a maritime flavour profile of sea salt, sweet peat and cracked black pepper.

Commenting on the new limited release, Fred Laing, Douglas Laing’s Managing Director, said: “For Rock Oyster Cask Strength, I’ve selected a range of casks from the Islands and lovingly vatted them together to create a blast of sea air on the nose and a tempestuously oceanic storm on the palate. Anticipate a big peat hit full of Islay phenols, iodine and coal dust, with a shake of pepper softening to a distinct honey sweetness from the Arran casks. The Isle of Jura brings waves of citrus and barley to the mix, and Orkney fetches up some salt from the deep.”

Rock Oyster Cask Strength Limited Edition, will be available from global travel retail and duty-free stores and specialist retailers later this month.