Laphroaig 18 Year
Peated Single Malt
Laphroaig // Islay, Scotland
One of a just a handful of distilleries that still floor malts barley, they also must hand cut all the peat used to dry and smoke the barley. As their volume is simply too great to just use what they malt at the distillery, they also purchase peated barley from up the road at Port Ellen and some from the mainland.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
"If you're looking for the peat, the whole peat, and nothing but the peat, you're in for a disappointment. That element comes at you like a gentle kitten rather than a feral tomcat. Age has a way of reducing the amount of peat phenols in the whisky and that has happened here. Floral, heathery notes are found with stone fruits and a lingering syrup sweetness to finish the dram."