Price: $75 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Laphroaig / Beam Suntory
Aged For: NAS
Mashbill: 100% malted barley
Cask Type: Ex-Bourbon, quarter casks and Oloroso sherry casks
Chill Filtered: No
Color Added: No
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Smoke, ash, grape skins, malt, honey, oak, iodine, melon, vanilla, berry
Feel: Full bodied, oily
Taste: Very strong charred oak and peat smoke hit immediately, followed by mixed of salt, dried fruits, oloroso sherry, and citrus, then returning to a strong tannin and spice backbone
Finish: Long and warm, heavy damp oak and peat still dominate, with bits of herb, white grape, and sherry notes.
Thoughts: Very strong and powerful spice and smoke on the front end, but you can pick up the fruit notes if you dig past the warmth and tannins. As my palate adapted fruit become more to the front of the drink, but with heavy spice still a constant.
Score: 80 out of 100