8.3 (9)
Brand
Laphroaig
Age
18 years old
Whisky type
Single Malt
Distillery
Laphroaig Distillery
Origin
Islay, Scotland
ABV.
48.00%
Source
Maxxium
In collection
72×

Review by Laphroaig

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Colour

Bright Gold.

Nose

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.

Palate

An intense depth that is exceptionally balanced and warming. 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.

Note

This 18 year old expression of Laphroaig is made in limited quantities each year and savoured by a fortunate few. A soft, sweet and spicy Islay peat smoke greets you when you first open the bottle. The immediate taste is an oak sweetness, from 18 years in the barrel. A faint hint of the sea can be detected, testimony to its time maturing on the remote island of Islay.

Bottled at 48% ABV and non-chill filtered for a depth of taste and texture.

Source: Maxxium