ABV 48%
REVIEWED Issue 136
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Brand: Laphroaig
Expression: Lore
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 48%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Smoke from dying embers of a wood fire in a damp forest. Suede jackets in a second hand shop and some worn leather shoes, with leather soles.
Palate: The first waft of a rolled cigarette from a student’s new flat gives the basis for some applewood smoked cheese and good, homemade chutney. There is a welcoming warmth to this.
Finish: Plums, figs and more delicate, welcoming smoke give this a wonderful finish.
Comment: Really soft, delicate and warming. Brown sugar in hot coffee.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Thick, tarry sherry, moist, smoke infused, malty fruitcake with wood, tangerine and sea air. Nutty with walnut and pecan notes.
Palate: Burnt wood, peat and thick treacle. Malty and smoky with drying tannins, balanced by the fruitcake. Peat dust coats the tongue with a touch of salt.
Finish: Drying and salty with lingering notes of citrus rind, green nuts, green wood and bitter dark chocolate, but a thread of treacle adds balancing sweetness.
Comment: Wood, peat and treacle makes for an entertaining mouthful!
Visit the distillery
Laphroaig Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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