But how does it taste?
It’s hugely peated. Enormous bourbon cask influence, Lemon shortbread and coal. Vanilla bean and ash. Bandaids and iodine. Black licorice. I could see it being Laphroaig to be honest. Bigger body and mouthfeel than the abv and age would suggest. Very good!
Edit: Context is everything. When I first tried this it was in an old unpeated lineup, being the only peated. Now I try it beside Lp10, and another young Laphroaig, so it is much more mellow than I remember, no surprise. I stick to my score though and prefer Lp10 by a point.