Malts of Scotland


1996, 12 Years Old

ABV 58.5%
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Brand: Laphroaig, Malts of Scotland
Expression: 1996, 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
Year of bottling: 2009
ABV: 58.5%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Malts of Scotland
Issue 82
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Herbal, grassy. Sweet dill, light vanilla syrup. Smoke slowly creeps in. Farmyard. Straw. Lemon balm.
Palate: Sweet and smoky. Develops on dry sooty notes. With the same herbal profile.
Finish: Dry, sooty, minty. A salty aftertaste.
Comment: A nice dram. Well wrapped in smoke and soot. Straight forward, easy to drink. A pleasantly shallow Laphroaig.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Defiantly smoky, with just a slightly sour lactic note in the background. Lightly tarry with an attractive masculine sweatiness.Gloss paint.
Palate: Oily giving it a smooth texture. Surprisingly understated and tense with peppery smoke, dry leaves, then a silvery lift buttercup. Seashore.
Finish: Long smoked. Slightly hard.
Comment: The best of this trio but lacks interactive maturation.
Visit the distillery
Laphroaig Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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