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Laphroaig 15 Year Old

If you love the 10 yr. This is her sexier older sister.

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@Aedan382Review by @Aedan382

27th Oct 2009


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The colour of apple juice marks the first impression of this beauty, to the poured dram I added a touch (4-5 drops) of water. The nose is less medicinal than the 10, but the iodine and salty smoke still remind me of a driftwood fire on an autumn beach.

When the whisky hits the palate the seaweed, smoke, and iodine mix with a slighty nutty sweet flavour that turns spicy when your tongue is fully coated. A chewy texture fills your mouth.

Upon the swallow, the peat can nearly overwhelm, and it dries out for an amazing finish, although shorter than the 10. I actually prefer the finish of the 10, but this 15 is altogether more enjoyable.

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jdcook commented

Nice review! ...and another added to the wish-list

11 years ago 0

jeanluc commented

The 15 has eluded me thus far, but I'm really keen to try.

11 years ago 0

666ppm commented

Hard stuff, only for real men... ;-) But Prince Charles (Laphroaig is the only malt whisky purveyor to the court) and I love it!

11 years ago 0

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