A fine robust dram with lots happening. Laphroaig at its best.
10 Years Old, Cask Strength
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Fresh, mild antiseptic, subtle peat smoke.
Palate: Complex. Smoked haddock, cut plug tobacco, burnt newspapers, but buttery, sweeter cooked fruit notes predominate.
Finish: Chewy toffee drying out to oak.
Comment: A fine robust dram with lots happening. Laphroaig at its best.
Nose: Sweet. Tarry with stewing citrus fruits (like making marmalade). Bere meal, varnish and tar. Like fence posts in the sun/caulked wood.
Palate: Big blast of smoke, then oak, malt, with sweetness and orangey fruit. The phenols lurk...
Finish: ...then reappear with a crunchy oatcake.
Comment: Sweeter and more oaky than I remember.
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