Old Malt Cask

Laphroaig

Aged 18 Years

ABV 50%
REVIEWED Issue 63
Specifications
Brand: Laphroaig, Old Malt Cask, Douglas Laing
Expression: Aged 18 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 18 years old
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Douglas Laing
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Laphroaig Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Melting butter and smoke. A smouldering bonfire. Smoked ham. Complex with notes of date and a touch of wood.
Palate: Interesting interplay between toasted nut, caramel, apple wood smoke. Great length and complexity though it is better neat.
Finish: Sweet oak and long.
Comment: This has balance. Like it.
8.0
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Sappy tannins, crystallised ginger, and a fruit cake. A lint medical note and some smoke. Water brings up some new sawn oak, a raisiny sweetness and more spice.
Palate: A big, sappy, woody palate with barley sugars, smoke and ginger wine.
Finish: Tannic and smoky.
Comment: Intensely flavoured, but while it shouted very loud I didn't necessarily enjoy everything it had to say.
7.8
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