Whisky Review: Laphroaig 18 Years Old (circa 2009)

Style: Fruity and Smoky Nose: A healthy dose of bonfire smoke, iodine drops. Vanilla and charred oak working around some lay-low mocha. Tropical fruits shining through with a subtle hint of green moss. Rich and structurally sound. Nice. Palate: Radiant Tropical fruits beaming with astounding sweetness on the palate. A soft perfume touch, while condensed…

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Whisky Review: Signatory Vintage Laphroaig 1998 Aged 16 Years Cask Hand Picked By The Whisky Exchange

Style: Sweet and Smoky Nose: Fairly powerful aroma on the nose, a bit hot. Maritime peat flowing in, hay stack sits at the deep then we are graced with delicate lemon tea notes and acid pop. Followed by subtle touches of fried onions and bacon. A whiff of gunpowder, while brine mixes with emerging earthy…

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Dram Review: Kingsbury Islay 1988 Distilled at the Laphroaig Distillery

[59.1%・NAS・Distilled in 1988・Bottled Circa Early 2010s・Kingsbury Bottling・Limited Release of 238 Bottles] This Laphroaig is from Kingsbury’s quite well known Celtic Series. Nose: Iodine! The dram very much embodies the maritime landscape with freshly shucked oysters drizzled with fish sauce. Some light honey note to add to the undertone whilst some citrus and pepper add to…

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Whisky Review: Adelphi Limited Laphroaig 1996 20 Years Old

Style: Complex and Robust Nose: Robust maritime notes carrying vibrant, young tropical fruits into the picture. Dry mineral spice marching in with iodine. Sea breeze, peat and smoked mackerel with green tropical fruits served on the side. A thick base-layer of tar emerges. The sweetness slowly transcends to a even sweeter stewed fruits tone as…

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Whisky Review: SMWS 29.202 Laphroaig “Smoke Cherry Bomb”

Style: Smoky and Punchy Nose: Classic big smoky Laphroaig on the nose. Sharp, a touch of citrus lemon and orange leading to round apricots and cherry sweetness. Flanking chilli spices, a faint kiss of coastal waves and saltiness, TCP with medicinal undertone. Tight but oily, subtle coffee ground too finish. Palate: Salted caramel popcorn on…

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Whisky Review: Laphroaig “Lore”

Style: Rich and Smoky Nose: A wave of salty sea breeze with distinct iodine scent. Confectionery, hospital bandages wraps around while the sweetness of lemon tart is slowly rolling out. Robust but fragrant peat smoke filling up all the spaces. Limestone water, dry spice roasting gently. Vanilla malt and glimpse of hay stack concealed at…

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Whisky Review: Laphroaig Triple Wood

Tasting Notes: Laphroaig Triple Wood Style: Smoky and Oaky Nose:  Rich caramel aroma comes through with a subtle briny bite. Fluttering charcoal smoke and roasted coffee beans. Nice orange zest gives a big healthy zing in the middle. Another pinch of salt reveals hints of peat and hay lying lazily at the back seat. Palate:…

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Whisky Review: Laphroaig Cairdeas 2014 Edition

Style: Peaty and Fruity Nose: Starting with a fresh breath of citrusy marmalade and salted caramel pecans. Smoky and ashy peat burst into the scene with a big lick of orange vanilla cream. Nice interplay between fresh orange and dry chargrill notes. Palate: Delicious orange honey waltz in smoothly, backed by tender milky vanilla cream…

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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.…

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