Price: $70 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Laphroaig / Beam Suntory
Mashbill: 100% malted barley
Aged For: NAS
Cask Type: Ex-bourbon casks, quarter casks, sherry butts
Chill Filtered: No
Color Added: Yes
Color: Deep gold
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.
Nose: Smoke, wood, caramel, blueberry, dates, walnut, brown sugar, mint.
Mouthfeel: Dry and thick
Palate/Taste: Very medicinal, iodine, heavy peat, pepper, ginger, barley, and sherry flavors
Finish: Long and warm with smoke, peat, oak, autumn leaves, and leather.
Thoughts: Less “meat” notes than the regular expression and more fruit. I enjoyed this a bit more.
Score: 80 out of 100