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Laphroaig Lore

Bonfire in your mouth

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rReview by @robslater1978

15th Apr 2016

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  • Nose
    21
  • Taste
    21
  • Finish
    22
  • Balance
    23
  • Overall
    87

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Nose: Smoke, ash and salt. Work at it and some light fruits come through (pear/grape) along with hints of cut grass and vanilla. Something else is there... sticky dates maybe.

Palate: Bonfire night. Very smoky with ash and iodine. A touch of aniseed and those lighter fruits are still there with lemon and vanilla.

Finish: Very long. The powerful smoke gives way to pepper for a pleasantly spicy feel. The aniseed is still detectable along with a touch of giner.

Balance: Pretty good. Consistent with the smoke and a great finish. This is a "mouthful" whisky.

If you're not a fan of smoky whisky then this is one to avoid, otherwise definitely worth a try.

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3 comments

@Ol_Jas
Ol_Jas commented

This one seems to have gotten universally slammed just on spec ( NAS, etc.) as soon as it was publicized, but this sounds pretty good.

I think I heard at least once that this is supposed to fill the role of the discontinued 18 YO. How do you think it fared on that score? And how about the price—also comparable to the old 18 YO?

3 years ago 0

@Alexsweden
Alexsweden commented

I can see myself really enjoying this Laphroaig but at that price I'm not that interested in trying!

3 years ago 0

robslater1978 commented

A nice whisky for sure, regardless of NAS or anything else. The price is rather on the high side.

3 years ago 0

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