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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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Honestly this is a really nice laphroaig. Not as sharp as the 10 but there are some interesting flavours going on. Just reading some of the comments here and laughing. Please if you dont understand Islay whisky do some research.
I've enjoyed the Laphroaig 10 before and enjoyed this after receiving a bottle for Christmas. I've just done a direct comparison with the 10 and I can safely say I prefer the Select. There may be huge variation in batches of this, or some people are just really hateful of anything that isn't what they're used to. It has a bit less bite than the 10, but not that much less. However, the Select has more complexity and subtlety with a gorgeous floral and peach-esque sweetness underlying the campfire smoke, brine, seaweed and baking spices. I find the Select has more balance and subtlety.
Interesting Taste the classic Laphroaig but with a sweetness that you might think takes you into the glens. i was expecting something a little different so not unpleasant though prefer the more peaty punch you normally get.
First taste was heavenly , not harsh in the slightest but a rounded mellow flavour on the tongue , peaty yes, but not overbearing like some . A most exquisite tang of smoke and whisky - tasting is in the believing ... you can read a thousand reviews but in all honesty the best bet is to sample this fine single malt and make your own mind up. If you like a robust whisky then this is a must try .
Doesn't taste bad, doesn't taste amazing. Middle of the road stuff.
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