Douglas Laing

Laphroaig

16 Years Old (Bottled for the Limburg Whisky Fair)

ABV 56.1%
REVIEWED Issue 38
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Specifications
Brand: Laphroaig, Douglas Laing
Expression: 16 Years Old (Bottled for the Limburg Whisky Fair)
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 16 years old
ABV: 56.1%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Awards
Recommended
Issue 38
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Incredibly pungent, room-filling phenolics. Fishboxes, hot tar, engine rooms. With water, biscuity malt, wet rope, salt spray, dried fruits.
Palate: Very dry. Smoked paprika and balancing sweet maltiness.
Finish: Fish oil.
Comment: A classic Laphroaig. Allied? Beat this.
9.0
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: More like wood smoke than peat. Gradually, beach aromas emerge. Barbecued scallops?
Palate: Oily sweetness. Cereal grain. Toast. Buttery vanilla.
Finish: Peppery, lemony.
Comment: At first, I did not recognise this as a Laphroaig. Then I thought that age must have muted its attack, but 16 is scarcely venerable. Can a whisky be an old fogey?
8.5
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Laphroaig Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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