ABV: 48 %
Type: Single Malt
Bottles in collection: 1
Emptied bottles: 0
Nose: This is sweet and very peaty. A powerful mix of smoke and ashes from a burnt out campfire, iodine, salt and menthol fills the nose (and the entire room). When it calms down a little notes of vanilla, butterscotch, toffee, honey and oak peek through but are more like straws floating around in this liquid hurricane.
Mouth: It’s very medicinal and angry. A ton of menthol and chili fruits, with burning rubber and a mouthful of dry soil and gravel. The oak is dry and the whole mouth fills with a slight bitterness. There’s no fruitiness whatsoever.
Finish: Very spicy and bitter with the peat and the medicinal notes still as relentless as before. The vanilla, butterscotch and toffee is there, but still far away, like they’re sitting in another glass nearby. The dry earthy notes with the soil and gravel accompanies the oak a long way down to the finish line.
This expression was launched in 2004 as a part of Laphroaig’s core range. It’s aged for about 5 years in american ex-bourbon barrels and then finished for several months in smaller 130L quarter casks. It’s supposedly a recreation of how Laphroig tasted some 200 years ago.