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Laphroaig Select is aged in a combination of Oloroso sherry butts, American white oak (we suspect some of this is virgin oak), hogsheads seasoned with Pedro Ximenez, quarter casks and first fill bourbon casks. This results in a restrained and toned down version of this Islay classic.Tasting Notes (2)
- Iodine (tcp)
- Dried Fruit
Tasting Notes by Billy A
Punchy medicinal and mineral notes on the nose - muddy peat, rockpools and sea spray. Behind that there is sweetness, with chocolate milk and cornflake touches, as well as sherbert lemons and a gentle touch of wood smoke.
Soft and surprisingly light on the palate, with gingery spice, vanilla, sour apple and char backed up by nutmeg, cinnamon and a little dried fruit. The peat from the nose is subdued, with a soft and syrupy pine note coming through.
Spicy new oak, sour apple and a touch of damp wood. As that fades the traditional medicinal notes appear and linger for a short while.
An introductory Laphroaig, offering a big hit on the nose and a softer palate to lure in the unsuspecting.
A Fully Natural colour with no caramel added, it is sparkling gold with layers of colour – arising from different maturations and oils mixing together.
Peat first, then ripe red fruits from the PX and Olorosso casks. A hint of dryness next from the American oak with a long lingering florally finish - Marzipan and even limes at the end.
This full bodied whisky is initially sweet up front- matching the nose, then the classic dry, peaty, ashy flavours come bounding in followed by a lovely rich finish arising from the rich fruits of the European casks.
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Horrible. Too much TCP for me thanks!
This is definitely a toned down version of what Laphroaig is typically but there is still plenty of peat and smoke in the bottle. But it also has some honey and oak notes and the finish is very clean and smooth. So I say it's a unique Laphroaig experience all it own
Bought it as a gift for my father who loves peat and iodine taste in his whisky. He doesn't mind bolder and sharper flavours and, though this whisky might be toned down in comparison to others of the same distillery , it was still very well received. Personally not an Islay lover but this tasted well enough and might be a great introduction to get familiar with Islay tastes.
Tastes like diet Laphroaig, if there was such a thing. Just like diet Coke, I'll drink it if I'm desperate, and I'd learn to like it after a month of drinking it, but I'd rather stay away from it.
Really wonderful nose, peat smoke and iodine with a little salt water brine. All brine on the palate and some dried apricot notes. All very pleasant and make a great whisky. Now the only problem I have is that it's pretty light. Laphroaig would benefit from selling at a higher proof like Quarter Cask or Triple Wood. All the potential is there, and the nose and palate are wonderful, it's just been watered down
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