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Laphroaig Single Cask Exclusives Islay KD 007 50%

The Dram Of The Ancient Mariner

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@NamBeistReview by @NamBeist

18th Jul 2017


Laphroaig Single Cask Exclusives Islay KD 007 50%
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Recently I do like peaty drams. I mean I do like very peaty drams. This is an extremely peaty dram. You'd better skip this review if you are fond of The Famous Grouse. This dram is not delicate. It is not soft or subtle. It is intense, fierce and savage.

Its nose is has strong elements of brine, salt ,iodine, rubber, sea weed, peat and smoke. It is not like a storm, but it is like a hurricane entering the sea shore.

Its palate has elements of honey, cereal and caramel but it turns into salt and smoke quickly. Liquorice. Peat. Olives. Hints of white fruit. The raging sea is flooding the earth while it is raining cats and dogs.

The finish is long and impressive. Smoke. Peat . After the storm and rain you feel awe for the forces of nature. And one gazes with astonishment to a new world which was hidden by the weather.

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MadSingleMalt commented

Sounds good. But what in world is that "KD 007" business all about? A little Googling brought up some very unlikely suspects.

6 years ago 0

NamBeist commented

@MadSingleMalt KD refers to the Kilbride Dam. The water source of Laphroaig is the Kilbride

6 years ago 0

Nozinan commented

I think KD 007 (JB's license to kill) is a suggestion that if you drink this as an accompaniment to KD (Kraft Dinner) someone will come and kill you.

This sounds like my kind of Islay dram, and I think it would go nicely with bagels, cream cheese and lox.

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

Alexsweden commented

Glad to hear it's good! I've got the KD 001 but haven't tried it yet

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