Laphroaig 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
This 18 year old expression of Laphroaig is made in limited quantities each year and savoured by a fortunate few.
A soft, sweet and spicy Islay peat smoke greets you when you first open the bottle.
The immediate taste is an oak sweetness, from 18 years in the barrel.
A faint hint of the sea can be detected, testimony to its time maturing on the remote island of Islay.
Bottled at 48% ABV and non-chill filtered for a depth of taste and texture.
Colour - Bright gold
Nose - At bottling strength, a soft toffee sweet, faintly spicy flavour counterbalances the trace of delicate phenols and fruit. There is an all encompassing smoothness when these are all brought together. Adding a touch of water allows the seaweed and salt to come through but not enough to overpower the vanilla and honey sweetness with just a trace of new mown hay and peat at the finish.
Body - An intense depth that is exceptionally balanced and warming
Taste - An instant warming tang of smoke that fades into smooth floral scents and blends seamlessly into an oaky nuttiness and leaves a lasting sweetness on the taste. With a touch of water the peaty warmth fills the mouth but does not overshadow the sweet chocolate smoothness. This is balanced by the rich toffee taste and slowly fades into a delicate hint of heather and peat smoke
Finish - Full bodied, long with a luxurious oily smoothness.
Laphroaig Whisky Distillery, Isle of Islay