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Laphroaig 10 Year Old

A flowery piece of charcoal

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@casualtortureReview by @casualtorture

21st Mar 2018


Laphroaig 10 Year Old
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I was in the mood for some peat the other week and picked this up. I've had the quarter cask and the select cask, this is my first bottle of 10yo.

This is bottled at 43%, I understand that in some less fortunate parts of the world it is bottled at 40%.

Nose: Wow. It's like a charcoal briquet drizzled in rose oil. There is a sweet side to the smoke. York peppermint pattie, rose petal, grilled tilapia.

Palate: Up front there is a lovely puff of peaty smoke, followed by a flow of BBQ sauce. You've all heard this before I'm sure, but it really is like having a BBQ in your mouth.

Finish: The fire dwindles down and your left with a surprisingly sweet finish. Some BBQ remains but it's actually sweeter than smokey. Rose oil again, peppermint, and vanilla wrapped in a shroud of smoke.

Overall: Sweeter than expected, but still with plenty of BBQ. I'm officially on the lookout for the cask strength version.

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OdysseusUnbound commented

Amazing! You’re writing to us from the future! How are things there ?

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casualtorture commented

Oh they're fine. The professor broke the Delorean again and I'm stuck here.

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Nozinan commented

He's not in the future...you're in the past. It's all relative.

Well, relatively GMT...

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paddockjudge commented

GMT = Glorious Malt Time

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RianC commented

@casualtorture - Nice review! I find that once you get past the peat smoke there is a lot of sweetness.. We get this at 40% (UK). It used to be regularly on offer at £25 which for a CF, low abv and coloured whisky feels about right. Don't think I'd pay full whack for this (c£35) given what else is available.

It is one that holds up at that abv though.

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Jonathan commented

This is my favorite "entry level" Islay. I really like the sweetness that you noted at the end of the review. Laphroaig 10 is also consistent. In contrast, Ardbeg 10 can be hit and miss for me, depending on how vegetal/austere the batch is.Sometimes you really have to search for anything but ash in a particular bottle.

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Wierdo commented

I do have a soft spot for the Laphroaig 10. One of the few 40% abv malts I buy regularly.

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