A lean and lively Laphroaig, more smoky than seaweedy. The flavours are long and persistent. Enjoyable, more-ish and appetising.
1987, 15 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Nose: Peaty, burnt grass.
Palate: Cracker-like crisp maltiness. Leafy, herbal flavours. A hint of seaweed.
Finish: Smoky. Both appetising and warming. Very distinctive.
Comment: A lean and lively Laphroaig, more smoky than seaweedy. The flavours are long and persistent. Enjoyable, more-ish and appetising.
Nose: Strangely pale. Immediate hot blast of iodine, toasting sea shell, tar and driftwood burning. Sooty, a touch of smoky paprika. In time lanolin and TCP.
Palate: Seems young. Bone dry. Very smoky, tarry neat. Water coaxes out a sweet fruitiness.
Comment: The colour indicates a second/third fill cask: it's spirit not cask in charge.
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