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Laphroaig 10yo 'Cask Strength'

(57.8%, OB, batch #001- FEB.09)
Average Score: 90
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameLaphroaig
Bottling NameCask Strength
Alcohol By Volume57.8%
Other Detailsbatch #001- FEB.09
Average Score90

Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin89
Olivier Humbrecht90
Ho-cheng Yao92
Craig Daniels90
Keith Wood89
Oliver Klimek91

Tasting Notes
Keith WoodGlass: Classic Malt - Colour: Rich, glowing amber - Nose: Initially slightly toasted peat, opening quickly to include the smoke of an open bonfire in the middle of a Scootish jetty in the Atlantic. - Palate: A rich Laphroaig with lots of peat, little smoke and a faint medicinal touch. - With 3 drops of water: Much more smoke on the nose. A creamy palate of full-strength peat. - With 3 more drops of water: Smoke and sea-air in abundance on the nose. In-depth, slightly medicinal peat on the palate. - Overall Impression: A wonderful Laphroaig which takes a little water to really open to full effect.
Oliver KlimekNose: Even stronger than the previous version but a little less fresh, smoky bacon notes are rather dominant. - Palate: Less salty but more of the aromatic spices, strangely no bacon on the palate. - Finish: Very long, liquorish and spices. - Overall: This batch puts an emphasis on the medicinal and spicy notes and cuts down on the maritime touch.