Category: Laphroaig

Laphroaig 12 Year Old 1996 Bass (58.6%, Lockett Bros, Bourbon HH #7288, 276 bottles, 2009)

Laphroaig 12 Year Old Cask Strength The Bass Lockett Bros

Laphroaig’s no-nonsense intense peaty style actually lends itself rather well to cask strength whisky. I don’t know if the quoted 40ppm phenolics just subtly blend into what I think of as the stereotypical Laphroaig taste or if their distillation process and maturation removes the halogenated [chloro-phenol] most medicinal/TCP-esque nasal offenders? Either way this one seriously warms the cockles! 89/100

Laphroaig Cairdeas Port wood edition (51.3%, OB, Friends Of Laphroaig, 2013)

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On the face of this one I would strongly recommend a port finish Laphroaig could easily make its way into their standard range even at a tamer non cask strength, however I wouldn’t want to take anything away from the shine of this bottle. This is my current go to bottle when I either want a kick in the tastebuds or have several hours to sit and mull purely over a single dram. 90/100