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Laphroaig 10 Year Old

The Green Goblin

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@FrostReview by @Frost

25th Oct 2015

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  • Nose
    23
  • Taste
    23
  • Finish
    23
  • Balance
    22
  • Overall
    91

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After my introduction to peated whisky, this was the second Islay I tried. If anything, the 10 year old has been consistent ever since. It's a "I can smell that from over here" whisky in the glass.

Nose: Iodine, peat, brine, sea salt spray in the background

Taste: Iodine, earth, soil, peat, citrus, medicinal, lemon peel, oily

Finish: More peat, unami, iodine, slight smoke on the finish

This expression is a classic and has a permanent fixture in my collection.

If only it was bottled at a higher ABV

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4 comments

@Cunundrum
Cunundrum commented

Great title!

3 years ago 0

@Frost
Frost commented

Thank you, which Green Goblin is it for you? The Spiderman villain or a Tolkien-esque one?

3 years ago 0

@jack09
jack09 commented

I just opened a bottle of this, my first ever heavily peated Islay malt. I've never had a whisky like this before, and frankly found the peat overwhelming, and difficult to get the whisky down my throat. Tell me this gets easier and more likeable on future pours?

3 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

@jack09, since you are already a whisky-lover I'd put the odds at about 2 out of 3 that you will in time get to liking the heavily peaated whiskies. It might take some time, though. And even if you do get to liking them, they won't necessarily become your first choice of whisky style. Increased experience in sampling whisk(e)y almost always broadens and expands a person's tastes with respect to whisky. Some tastes are 'acquired'. For most people liking the heavily peated and smokey stuff requires progressive exposure.

3 years ago 0

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