Whisky Review: Laphroaig 25 Years Old 2013 Cask Strength Edition

A.K.A. “The Lingering Youthfulness”

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.

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.

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

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-NL