Dram Review: SMWS 29.241 Laphroaig “A Perfect Moment”

[49.3%・20 Years Old・Bottled in 2018・SMWS Bottling・Single Cask Release of 222 Bottles]

Nose:

Lime twist and tiger balm, the nose is on the tight side and a bit sharp initially.  The peat level despite the dram being quite coastal is actually rather restrained with the malt gently laid down, the tar slowly emitting from the background in time, and then some more stone fruits, iodine and light floral honey follow suit.

Palate & Finish:

The palate is succulent with little bits of vanilla, golden syrup, lychees and pears before the peat makes the entrance like a bass drop, though the dram still retains the fruitiness through out this suddenness.  A stretched delivery with the meaty confectionary note melting into the peat, the light fruits turn a bit orange-y on the back palate as the spices move in.

The dram transitions into a clean, spicy finish with wee fruity notes.

Thoughts:

A clean and minimalistically delicious 29 with the society’s somewhat noted preference for spice, I’m quite fond of this..

☆ [Recommended]

-Nicholas