Laphroaig 10

laphroaig-10-year-old

Price: $40 for 750ml

Distilled / Owned By: Laphroaig / Beam Suntory

Region: Islay

40% ABV

Aged For: 10 years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-Bourbon

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: Yes

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

 


 

Color: Light Orange

Nose: Rich peat, bacon, salted meats, leather and smoke

Taste: I am not surprised by the thick taste of peat smoke that hits the palate. Oily with hints of smoked salmon and oak. Bits of ginger and peppercorn.

Finish: Warm with a good tingle. Cinnamon and tar notes in the mouth.

Overall: A real “meaty” expression and another good peat bomb introduction for scotch drinkers.

Score: 78/100

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