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Laphroaig Cask Strength 10 Year Old

Batch 13

10 392

@casualtortureReview by @casualtorture

15th Nov 2022

1

  • Nose
    23
  • Taste
    23
  • Finish
    22
  • Balance
    24
  • Overall
    92

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This is my 3rd bottle of Laphroaig 10CS. The first 2 were very good, and now that the temps have dropped off a cliff, it's time to break out the peat!

This is batch 13, bottled in Jan 2021 at 57.9% ABV (nice). Bottle has been opened just short of 1 year and is about half full. Neat in a Glencairn.

Nose: It's just so umami and meaty. It's like a smoked pork butt drizzled in citrus juice and served with an orange peel. Savory, smoky, meaty, yummy.

Palate: A continuation of the nose to be sure. Smoked pork, citrus, lemongrass. A bit of caramel/chocolate sweetness in there as well. It just meshes so well, the smoky, sweet, and savory bits all wrapped up in one sip.

Finish: Lingering smoky finish with a bit of salinity in there.

Overall: This, along with the Ardbeg Oogie, are my 2 go-to peaty drinks when I'm in the mood for it. Compared to earlier batches I've tried, I'd say this has a tad more citrus.

Last winter when it was freshly cracked, it was fairly closed. I anticipated that it would open up some, and so I waited to jot down a review (still drank half of it, so it wasn't bad by any means). It has opened up tremendously. I doubt this half of the bottle will make it to Spring.

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3 comments

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

This sounds delicious. Batch 13 and 14 were available one after the other in Ontario earlier this year. This is the one I picked up. I will likely open it next. Of course, my first bottle was opened 5.5 years ago and is still a third full, so it may be a while. but it looks like I have something to look forward to.

15 days ago 3Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound
OdysseusUnbound commented

I'm always glad to hear positive reviews of bottles I haven't opened yet. Batches 13 and 14 both tempted me when they were released simultaneously in Ontario, so, to borrow a lyric from one of my favourite bands, "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice"...I purchased one of each.

13 days ago 4Who liked this?

Wierdo commented

Great review. I have a bottle of batch 13 in my stash. So this review is very well recieved!

8 days ago 3Who liked this?

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