Dewar Rattray Cask Collection


1996, 12 Years Old

ABV 60.3%
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Brand: Laphroaig, Dewar Rattray
Expression: 1996, 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
Year of bottling: 2008
ABV: 60.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Dewar Rattray
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Grassy, tangy. Quite biting. Vanilla infused lemon balm. Distant smoke. Some creamy notes. More smoke on time. Creosote.
Palate: Dry and tangy. The smoke arrives, loaded with spices. Ginger, white pepper. A vivid fizziness.
Finish: Spicy, dry, fizzy, sooty.
Comment: Another Laphroaig and apparently a twin of the previous. Does not have the balance of the previous one.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Hot raffia/balsa, light lemon/green orange, then comes dampened peat fire. Grows in smokiness with water, tabac blonde but also a youthful chalky edge.
Palate: A little plain simple with an almost anorexic quality. Brasso, big smoke, green chilli. Some sweetness half-way, then hay.
Finish: Hot and smoky.
Comment: Can’t help but thinking this would be better with more time in cask.
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Laphroaig Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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