Starts off with a surprisingly delicate perfume of white flower, ripe apricot, grapefruit zest and pink peppercorn before leading into decidedly reserved flavors in the mouth. Delicate flavors of smoky pine and apricot linger before culminating in an exquisite, tropical finish.
If you like the peated and smokey single malts then this one is for you. by the way, great price as well.
Delightfully smooth, as one expects from a top-drawer, 18-year-old Scotch. But perhaps too well-mannered for a Laphroig. Oh, what have they done to the wild, sea-squally, iodine mouth-scourer Laphroigs of yore?
Older expressions are typically more mellow, more balanced than their younger brethren. If you want the unruly aspect of this distillery, get the 10, if you want something more mature, get the 18--both are excellent choices, but it just depends on the mood you're in.
how does the 18 year old Laphroaig compare with the discontinued 15 year old product?
I own 2 bottles of 15 year old and 1 bottle of 30 year old Laphroaig. How do I establish a fair market value and how could I sell my bottles?
Best peated smokey scotch. I agree.
COLOUR : Bright GoldNOSE: At bottling strength, a soft toffee sweet but faintly spicy flavour counterbalances the trace of delicate phenols and fruit. An all encompassing smoothness brings these together. A touch of water allows the seaweed and salt to come through but not enough to overpower the vanilla and honey sweetness with just a trace of new mown hay and peat at the finish.BODY: An intense depth that is exceptionally balanced and warming.PALATE: An instant warming tang of smoke fades into smooth floral scents, which blends seamlessly into an oaky nuttiness and leaves a lasting sweetness on the taste. With a touch of water, the peaty warmth fills the mouth but does not overshadow the sweet chocolate smoothness. This is balanced by the rich toffee taste and slowly fades into a delicate hint of heather and peat smoke.FINISH: Full bodied, long with a luxurious oily smoothness.
Laphroaig (La-froyg) is the story of a community. An uncompromising, tough and determined group of people who work to ensure that this defining whisky has always remained true to its origins. The western isle of Islay is covered with deep and ancient peat bogs. At Laphroaig, "the beautiful hollow by the broad bay," the malt is kept on malting floors in time-honored tradition. The white oak casks full of aging whisky are stored in a warehouse on the sea, where the wood breathes in the briny sea-mist, air of salt and seaweed, as waves lap against the warehouse at high tide. The most challenging and individual of malt whiskies, the smokiest and peatiest of them all, Laphroaig is The Definitive Islay Malt.