Bottler: Distillery Bottling
Age: 18 Year Old
Score: The Whisky Exchange 5*, Ralfy 85, Whisky base 87.95,
WhiskyWorld.lv score: nose 90, mouth 85, finish 84.
Nose: a very elegant approach, slowly growing bigger. Mild peat with toffee sweetness, dark espresso and some buttery notes. High on coastal notes and sea spray as well. Sesame oil, liquorice, smoked bacon, countered by a little vanilla and honey. Sweet oranges and ginger too.
Mouth: slightly creamier and elegant again, with lots of oranges and one or two tangerines. Peat smoke, some rose pepper and plenty of coffee notes after a while. Some tobacco. Not the biggest, nor the most complex Laphroaig, but a very enjoyable and elegant combination of flavours.
Finish: long, drier, on liquorice, acrid smoke, salted butter and oranges.