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Peaty whiskies are pretty trendy these days, and many of the top scorers find a way to add sweetness to the taste profile, whether that's the Quarter Cask, Octomore, Ardbeg Uigeadail, and so on. The Laphroaig 10 is classic and uncompromised, and unapologetically Islay.
On the nose, iodine and peat at first. Gradually sweetens with some honey coming out but only to a point. Masters of peaty whisky can no doubt pick more out, but for me the medicinal qualities predominate.
In the mouth, leather and sweat. At 10 years you aren't getting a lot of the cask. A bit of sweetness if you go looking for it but it's not why you're here. Nice, warming alcohol burn.
My personal preferences are a bit towards the Lavagulin, or some of the Ardbeg stunt bottlings, or the quarter cask. But it's good to be familiar with the classic Laffy 10 so that you have a frame of reference for what some of these other bottlings are playing with.
While it's a single-minded taste profile, I score this higher than I would a generic Speysider because I like drinking something that scares people off when they sniff it :).