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Laphroaig 18 Year Old

An Interestingly Mild Laphroaig

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mReview by @mhock66

6th Aug 2018

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Just wonderful!! Never would I think mellow would apply to Laphroaig, but to me it does to this expression. The nose is honey, mossy and peaty, with some light (as yet unidentifiable) undertones. The palate is smooth and creamy, snd in a way, similar to Highland Park 12. Noticed lots of caramel, chocolate and sweetness. Very sweet, in fact, for a Laphroaig. Not the overwhelming peat and smoke bombs of other Laphroaig expressions. There were some distinct floral nuances here as well. Overall, it seemed leathery and creamy, more than smoky. The aftertaste is long and lingering, with smoke and peat, but primarily leather and meat left on the throat. Just absolutely delicious!!

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11 comments

mhock66 commented

Because that was my old profile and I just had it again and felt exactly the same. Nothing changed IMO, and I wanted the new review under my new screen name.

2 months ago 3Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge commented

@MadSingleMalt, he's not the only one with two ID's...the upshot is he's not a pain-in-the-ass-know-it-all.

2 months ago 0

mhock66 commented

I knew I had reviewed it earlier, and just wanted to share again. If anyone has an issue with it, I’m happy to remove the review.

2 months ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge commented

@mhock66, nice review, thanks for sharing. I am a big fan of Laphroaig 18. Over the past year I've enjoyed this one with friends and wish I could replace it. The green tube release is not easily found and expensive when it is found. Time has been kind to Laphroaig 18 YO.

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

mhock66 commented

It has. I find the 18 to almost be Bunnahabhain-esque. It seems that the age on it has mellowed the overwhelming peat and smoke you get in the Select or the Quarter Cask. To me it’s a totally unique expression of this amazing whisky.

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

A absolute 90+ pointer. You are fortunate to still have one. I have a white tube one stashed in the back of my bunker. Just waiting for the right occasion. Nice review, thanks.

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