LAPHROAIG 10 YEARS OLD ISLAY SCOTCH WHISKY
97 Points, Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation, 2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge “A powerful and lifted nose of burnt bread and flint. The intense smokiness is balanced with a mushroom earthiness, and orange peel. The opulent and pronounced style of Islay scotch is especially obvious in this classic example.”
From the Whiskey Wash:
“Behind the obvious peatiness on the nose lurks a beautiful array of scents: smoke, decay, iodine, leather, seawater, charcoal, and wet stone. After opening up, taffy, peanut butter fudge, and sweetly viscous gumminess are present, herbal ocean tones underlying still.
On the palate, the first impression is the interplay between sweet and salty. Malted barley and sea salt. Savory, with marked slate and driftwood notes. Match sticks, sulphur, hay, and smoked salt blend together with the ripe sugar elements that define the spirit. It is clear the play between very sweet oak and very smoky peat is what makes this spirit the seminal one that it is today
Sweeter on the palate than expected considering the heft peat brings to whisky, Laphroaig 10 Year leaves the impression of sea spray and hot breakfast cereal on the finish, fading into just the smoky peat we know it for