Laphroaig Select

ABV: 40 %
Origin: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottles in collection: 1
Emptied bottles: 1
Impression: 3/5

Tasting notes
Nose: This is sweet and peaty. Smoke and ashes from a burnt out campfire, iodine, salt and menthol are first to arrive. There’s vanilla, butterscotch and honey behind. It’s a bit underwhelming compared to other Laphroaigs. Far behind there are notes of some red molten fruits. There’s an oakiness that’s detectable within the peat notes and it moves forward with time in the glass. This is a decent but slightly subdued nose.

Mouth: It starts out a bit watery. A lemon note comes through just before the peatiness kicks in. It’s kind of fruity but it doesn’t reveal which specific fruits it is. It’s wet ashes, fresh oak and after a while it becomes very salty. The honey note comes through after a few sips and the spicyness builds up slowly and prickles the tip if the toungue.The vanilla and butterscotch is far behind in the background.

Finish: An uneventful start moves over to lemon and ashes, the menthol note returns and stays all the way down the line. The oak isn’t up front, but brings a little bitterness without it being noticed as a specific flavour. It’s still honey sweet. There’s a metallic note left in the mouth together with the menthol and ashes. This is a decent whisky. It’s a little ambigous and feels like a laphroaig wearing fake glasses with a big rubber nose attached to them.

Additional information
The Select is created from blending different styles of Laphroaig. The main whisky is drawn from american oak casks and then mixed with Quarter Cask, PX Cask, Triple Wood and the 10 YO. Natural color.

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