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Laphroaig 10 Year Old

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@RichReview by @Rich

19th Jun 2009

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It's a golden peaty monster of a whisky. Smoky, rich and entirely glorious. Stop reading this and go and buy a bottle.

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2 comments

@MuddyVitae
MuddyVitae commented

I was sort of disappointed by this one. For an Islay, it feels surprisingly mild and even flavorless. Laphroaig does a much better job with their other offerings.

10 years ago 0

@Carl
Carl commented

Well, I was going to do a review on the Laphroaig 10 year, but you seem to have summed up exactly what I would have said! Sometimes, I just don't feel like - or have the ability to - analyse a single malt, and dissect it into all it's smells,flavours, and bodies. At some point I had stated that I preferred the Quarter Cask, but in the past few weeks I am finding that the 10 year is really the one that does the trick for me. It is extremely peaty, but without too much medicinal. The smoke does linger, but not in great amounts. Just enough to make you crave the bit of sweetness that follows it. Not a sherry sweetness, maybe a honey sweetness that just lingers while you roll this luxurious thick spirit around your tongue. The smoothness is something I would expect from an older whisky - say a 12 year like HP12 - and some older ones that I don't find as smooth. I would not want this to be any older, or the peat influence would be gone somewhat. I have not yet tried the Ardbeg 10 year, which many say is the peatiest and smokiest, but maybe one day. For the time being, the 10 year Laphroaig is very hard to get in this part of the world (Western Canada). Fortunately, I have found a liquor store that has some stock, and will be getting three bottles in case the local supply runs out. Cheers, Carl

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