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Laphroaig 18yo

(48%, OB, 2011*)
Average Score: 86
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryLaphroaig
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameLaphroaig
Alcohol By Volume48%
Issued2011*
Average Score86


Maniac Ratings
Craig Daniels84
Thomas Lipka88
Ralf Mitchell85


Tasting Notes
Craig DanielsNose: Big and leafy, lots of coal smoke and tar, lots of vine-cane sap and moss/ferns. Palate; big and smoky more of that typical green/leafy character. Warm but the high ABV never gets hot or spiky. Finish: long and firm and smoky. Comment; I was expecting more sophistication and subtlety but this is curiously uncompromising and even more stridently Islay than the 10yo.