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Laphroaig Cask Strength 10 Year Old

A Bit of Bitterness

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MReview by @Marcus

13th Feb 2012


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This review is based on the Batch 001. Typical Islay and Laphroaig upon pulling the cork. Peat, smoke, hint of brine and marine scents. The initial palate was sweet, with definite caramel and vanilla tones. This was followed by my favorite part of drinking an Islay - the peat and smoke blast. The aftertaste was licorice and anise, with a surprising bit of bitterness. I thought it was might be an aberration, but several drams over the next few days left that same aftertaste.

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mattberg commented

I've tried this several ways and without doubt this is best taken as a final dram after some milder or sherried speysiders or something sweeter not at CS. The contrast in taking this after say a Mortlach, Talisker 10 or 18 and say a Macallan Fine Oak 12 is remarkable but straight out of the bottle on it's own is hard to appreciate... in my experience.

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