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In the UK currently selling at around £21 in Waitrose, this is insanely good value. Even though its matured faster than the 10 year old (8 years I believe) I don't know how they can make something this good, keep it for 8 years and sell it at that price. It would be good value at £30.
On the nose this is unmistakably Laphroaig, that classic peat is there but something sweeter is here that you don't get on the ten year old. Malty, sweet and a hint of zest.
In the mouth those flavours continue, a warm oily body and a smokiness but balanced with a sweetness that smooths out the edges.
It stands up well to a drop of water, which really releases those oils and flavours. Smokey, spicy, malty sweetness and a softening of the 48% burn.
A long satisfying finish during which you can work out how much more than £21 you'd be willing to pay for this.
My advice is get down to Waitrose before they realise its a mix up and put the price up.