Laphroaig 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
70cl, 48% abv
Laphroaig 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky is made in limited quantities each year and therefore is enjoyed by a fortunate few. A soft, sweet and spicy Islay peat smoke greets you when you first open the bottle and a faint hint of the sea can be detected. This is testimony to its time maturing on the remote island of Islay. It is bottled at 48% ABV and is non-chill filtered for a depth of taste and texture.
Colour: Bright gold.
Nose: Very big; after a short while of nosing, banana loaf develops. Next; applewood smoke with a dusting of cocoa too.
Palate: Rounded and thick with syrup, sea spray, wood embers and spices. Then; dark and moody peat, star anise, dark chocolate and stewed prunes.
Finish: Very long with liquorice, marmalade, slightly salted butter and smoked kippers.