The Queen of the Moorlands

Aged 12 Years, Rare Cask

ABV 54.7%
REVIEWED Issue 52
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Specifications
Brand: Laphroaig, The Queen of the Moorlands
Expression: Aged 12 Years, Rare Cask
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 54.7%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Awards
Recommended
Issue 52
Tasting notes
Taster   Ian Wisniewski
Nose: Chargrilled notes, barbecue embers, peppery extra-virgin olive oil, then a vanilla garnish.
Palate: Ultra-delicate with smoky vanilla, earthy, chargrilled notes opening up, while baked apples, vanilla sauce, juicy lemon and maltines.
Finish: Earthy, barbecued flourish with lightly luscious sweetness.
Comment: A cross between a trapeze artist and a tightrope walker: performs dazzling routines while retaining poise and balance.
8.5
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Peaty. Dry. Smoky.
Palate: Begins with crisp, toasted (slightly burnt) hazelnuts. Develops a passion-fruit bitterness. Rounded out by a lemony, spicy, background.
Comment: A deft, attractive, dram.
8.0
Visit the distillery
Laphroaig Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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