Laphroaig

Laphroaig 22 Years Old 1991 Authentic collection (49.8%, Cadenheads, Bourbon HH, 168 Bottles, 2014)

Whisky Review: Laphroaig 22 Years Old 1991 Authentic Collection

  • Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky
  • Origin: Laphroaig Distillery
  • Bottling: Cadenheads, Authentic Collection
  • ABV: 49.8%
  • Cost: £90.40

Laphroaig 22yo 1991 Cadenhead bottle

What they say

Distilled in 1991 at Laphroaig distillery on Islay, this has been matured for 22 years in a bourbon hogshead and bottled in February 2014 for a 168 bottle outturn at 49.8%

Laphroaig 22yo 1991 Cadenhead

What I say

Definitely without a doubt my favourite of the evening.

Sampled at Jolly Toper Tasting 21/02/2014

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Very refractive gold
  • Nose: Earthy peaty peanut, sweet floral violets and roses, pineapple cube sweets, peaches and apricots
  • Taste: Bubblegum (cinnamon?), peat smoothly and subtly makes itself noticed whilst creamy vanilla and coconut custard oozes out
  • Finish: Delicate and long, further vanilla custard increasing to icing sugar-like sweetness, becomes almost sickly if not for the earthy peaty influence

Overall

Drool, welcome to whisky heaven, definitely one for those who love peat but there was no harshness of TCP/germolene or smoke for that matter. This was really just an earthy peatiness covered in thick layers of vanilla custard, and everyone loves custard – right?

Score 89/100

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