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Laphroaig Cask Strength 10 Year Old

Smoky Syrup and Pepper Orange

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@mattbergReview by @mattberg

13th Jan 2011


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After two bottles of the Quarter Cask over Christmas and the New Year I thought I would try the 10yo Cask Strength. A lot gentler than I expected with a honeyed-wood and smoky, sea-spray nose, really smooth and syrupy (surprisingly syrupy) on the tongue then a beautiful long and citrusy peppery development with burnt oranges and more pepper, peat, burnt-wood and long charcoal smoke to finish.

This is more like a 15 yo whisky and very, very different from the Quarter Cask, not as medicinal, in fact not at all medicinal to me, or as woody. Not sure if it really needs much more than a drop of water perhaps a touch just to ease the viscosity of the syrup.

A classy Islay malt.

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