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Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Sweet peaty monster

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@szilaReview by @szila

5th Jan 2015

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NAS, Islay, 48% ABV

Nose: Laphroaigian medicinal peat, smoke and salt, but also rather musty with old books, leather, cellar and damp wood. Lots of green notes, which complement the mustiness: pine, herbal, menthol. Additionally the whisky can become quite sweet and nutty. Aside from a slight coconut note, the sweetness lacks any fruit, being more vanilla and caramel heavy, turning towards licorice and coffee.

Palate: Full and mouth coating. Oak heavy and slightly dry. Caramel, toffee, bit spicy. As the finish approaches it becomes more tarry and ashy with tobacco and onions.

Finish: Lasting finish. Solid peat, medicinal, slight coconut that goes along with chocolate and more herbal notes.

Very solid dram, would always pick this over the 10 Year old and most Islay malts. Highly recommended.

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