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Laphroaig 25yo 1986/2011

(60.6%, A.D. Rattray Cask Collection, Bourbon, C#2123, 170 Bts.)
Average Score: 87
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
BottlerA.D. Rattray
RangeCask Collection
Brand NameLaphroaig
Year Distilled1986
Year Bottled2011
Alcohol By Volume60.6%
Other DetailsBourbon
Cask Number#2123
Average Score87

Maniac Ratings
Johannes van den Heuvel84
Robert Karlsson88
Konstantin Grigoriadis83
Ho-cheng Yao87
Krishna Nukala88
Thomas Lipka85
Rich Howard90
David Wankel83
Oliver Klimek85
Ralf Mitchell93
Ralf Mitchell93

Retired Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood89

Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonBig sweet-tooth nose here. On the candied oranges.. and smoke? Considerably drier than expected, with spicy really lively white-peppery smoke. The fruits arrives in the aftertaste. A big chewy aftertaste that is. Special one.
Rich Howarda smooth and well-integrated nose, with moderate wood smoke, hints of charred wood, sea air, sweet cream and vanilla. a bit deeper and more well-rounded than those notes might suggest. the palate is strong and sweet, orange citrus, butterscotch, and vanilla, with plenty of smoke throughout and lingering on the finish. water sweetens up the nose a bit on vanilla and fresh caramel, adds a subtle undercurrent of fresh bandage that grows strong over time, a hint of antiseptic. the palate is still strong and punchy, with orange citrus and orange zest, salted caramel, and quite some tobacco and a bit of pepper on the finish. summary: a smoky, fiery dram with a lovely undercurrent of sweetness that stands up to both time and water. [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards]