Laphroaig

Laphroaig 15 Years Old 1998 Cask Sample (61.9%, Douglas Laing, #9877, 2013)

Whisky Review: Laphroaig 15 Years Old – Cask Sample DL9877

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What they say

Another single cask sample during our visit to the Douglas Laing & Co Ltd. HQ, this time from Laphroaig and aged to 15 years in cask Ref DL9877. Distilled 14th May 1998 and bottled/sampled 20th November 2013

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What I say

Single cask, cask strength 15 year old Laphroaig sample, matured by Douglas Laing & Co Ltd. and hopefully soon to be released.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Light gold
  • Nose: Peanut/satay typical of Laphroiag, sweet earthy peat, a little meaty, sweet vanilla cream
  • Taste: Warming, vanilla cream and custard, gentle spicy fizz of cinnamon and nutmeg, peanut peat and freshly made brown toast with hot butter melted on
  • Finish: Long, vanilla cream and peat smoke

Overall

A classic ex-bourbon/American oak matured Laphroaig, old enough to have imbued a healthy dose of vanillins which complement that sweet peaty smoke that so reminds me of peanut and satay sauce on meat – what I just love about Laphroaig. Again another sample I would hope is bottled soon!

Score 89/100

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