||16 Yrs; Ex-Bourbon|
||100% Malted Barley|
|Distiller||Laphroaig (Port Ellen, Scotland)|
I don’t see many independent bottlings of Laphroaig – but I don’t have access to many independent bottlings at all, so this is rather interesting. I do love Laphroaig - but I like the richness that comes at younger ages of Laphroaig. So we shall see:
Batch: N/A (58.1%)
Bottling Code: N/A
Bottling Date: 2011
The nose is soapy, with charred chickpeas, dried apple, blueberry, smoked dried fish, and lots of cinnamon. It is rich and earthy. The palate is sweet, rich, and very peaty. Quite elegant for a Laphroaig – it isn’t the smokiest, but the earthiness is there, through and through. It is quite sweet. A terrific finish – spicy, rich, and deep, with a nice integration of dried betties and loads of chocolate.
One of the more floral Laphroaigs that I’ve tasted, and it’s very good.
Very Highly Recommended (18% of all whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).