Double Barrel


ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 105
Brand: Double Barrel, Mortlach/Laphroaig
Expression: Mortlach/Laphroaig
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Briny. Phenolic. Tar, a hint of camphor. Plenty of fruit behind the smoky screen. Baked apples. A touch of fudge.
Palate: Sweet and velvety. Oily. The peat shines through with a distinctive marine character.
Finish: Sweet and liquoriced.
Comment: A generous and gentle character. Double Barrel Mortlach/Laphroaig? Well Islay overwhelms Speyside but the marriage is very happy.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Rich, rooty smoky - plenty of liquorice and tar then iris. Rich, dusty and slightly earthy in a pleasant fashion. Intriguing.
Palate: Expansive. Quite oily and tongue coating but there's a slightly maritime edge to the flavours before a succulent and deep fat fruitiness fills out the midpalate. The fishy smoke returns.
Finish: Rich, smoked and long.
Comment: Lovely tussle between the two elements. A lot of fun.
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