Laphroaig

Vintage, Aged 17 Years

ABV 50.3%
REVIEWED Issue 66
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Specifications
Brand: Laphroaig
Expression: Vintage, Aged 17 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 17 years old
ABV: 50.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 66
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Tarry with some liquorice, becoming increasingly medicinal alongside pipe smoke, smoked meats and burning yew branches.
Palate: An immediate sackful of soot, but then the layers slowly reveal themselves. A cracker.
Finish: Long smoky, slightly oily.
Comment: An excellent mix of the rich, the sweet and the smoky. Mouthfilling and complex.
9.0
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Medicinal. Obvious TCP. Bold but the alcohol is well mastered. Light smoke. Boat tar. Fishing nets. Drying seaweeds.
Palate: Sweet, tender and yet, pungent. Oily feel. Perfect balance of iodine and malt.
Finish: Iodine, tarry warm but not fiery.
Comment: A perfect example of the 'tough guy with a tender heart'
8.8
Visit the distillery
Laphroaig Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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