Quick one from me today. Another one from Berry Bros, and this one in particular was the best of the ones I tasted from them. Then again, it’s older Laphroaig, so it might not be a fair fight.
Laphroaig 1997 Berry Bros & Rudd 51.6%
Nose: Lovely balance of mineral and sweet. Medicine cabinet, rock pools, vanilla, dried seaweed.
Taste: Sweet first, vanilla hit, then smoke kicks in, mineral, seaweed and rock pools, Kilchoman-esque mineral notes.
Finish: Long length. Ends with more sweetness, orange and honey.
Bottled 2015 at 18 years old. Quite sweet for a Laphroaig. Blind I might have guessed Kilchoman. But great whisky!
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