Laphroaig 10 Year Cask Strength (Batch 12)
Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland
Tasted November 13, 2021
Nose: Sweet peat, honey, vanilla, stewed fruits, baking spices, hints of briny salt and iodine. Stewed fruits has apples, pears, apricots and red bearies. Compared to batch 11, the floral and fruity scent is more pronounce due to the subdued iodine, and salt brine. Palate: Rich, peat smoke, saltwater, with malts. Sweet honey, vanilla, with stewed fruits. Long finish with baking spices vanilla, honey, leather, sweet tobacco, licorice and cardamom. Final Thoughts: Tasted this against batch 11 and prefer this slightly over batch 11. Both are wonderfully complex, but this batch seems a bit more balanced. Each sip reminds me of roasting marshmallows (semi-burnt), on a seaside beach, over a hickory wood campfire.
70.0 USD per Bottle