A 6-year-old Laphroaig matured in a sherry hogshead? I expect some pretty intense flavors here. Dusty, vegetal peat smoke arises, followed by salted licorice, road tar and burned rubber. Initially sweet and herbal, the palate develops with aniseed, peppermint and a cloud of ash. Fennel, raisins and brown sugar linger in the prolonged finish. This is great stuff, showcasing the potential of young peat monsters!
RATING: 4.2/5.0 stars ≙ 89 pts → FIRST-CLASS [+]