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

Armorik Sherry Finish (40%, OB, 2013)

Armorik Sherry Finish Breton Whisky

Armorik Sherry Finish 40% ABV, €26.50 from Carrefour Fougères Score: 78/100 What they say: At the end of their maturation, some casks of Armorik were transferred into casks which have contained sherry to spend a few months. The natural fruitiness of Armorik is thereby enhanced by warm notes of dried fruit and […]