Cask strength Laphroaig. Sadly hard to come by in this country, and that is an understatement. I wonder why this is the case? Australia is a big country and has a lot of Laphroaig fans. Certainly can't be an issue of demand.
Nose: Medicinal with buckets of Laphroaig smoke. Maritime elements are there. Charcoal. Hints of vanilla and honey. Diesel oil and harbour scents. Fire on a fishing boat.
Palate: Now that's a Laphroaig. Like the good old 10yr but on steroids. Very smooth, minimal burn. Coal infused vanilla. Hints at honeyed apple. Smoke that just blows you away. Very complex.
Finish: Mouthfeel on this one is sublime. Apple, honey and coal mixes with the maritime elements on the way out. Gorgeous cream malt note intertwined with smoke. Just lingers and lingers.
Age: 10yr's Old
Distillation Date: Jan 2001(?)
Bottling Date: Jan 2011
This is a stunning whisky. Incredibly complex flavour profile. Well rounded without any harsh elements. Highly recommended.
Music to go with this whisky is from TISM. Because TISM.