Dram Review: Laphroaig Aged 25 Years 2013 Cask Strength Edition

[45.1% • 25 Years Old • Bottled in 2013 • Official Bottling • Limited Edition]

Nose:

Fresh dill and tea smoked trout on the nose. Bacon and banana jam. Let it breathe and it develops a woody peat with a hint of sea salt and lard, and a pinch of cumin, pepper and tea leaves. A subtle floral note, a lone flower on a rocky beach, perhaps.

Palate & Finish:

It’s sweet on the palate, lemon preserve and light honey. Apricots and red apples along with a hint of dark chocolate. A wet peat developing with some lively spices on the mid-palate, rather peculiar for a dram at this age.

A sweet finish of light flowing honey with an underlying peat that doesn’t seek for attention and certainly doesn’t try to engulf.

Thoughts:

A.K.A. “The Lingering Youthfulness”.

The Laphroaig 25 is like an elegant lady reminiscing about her feisty and alluring past.

☆ [Recommended]

-Nicholas