Notes by producer;
This whisky from Laphroaig was distilled in 1998 and aged in two ex-bourbon barrels. Bottled at cask strength, this is a classically punchy, medicinal Islay dram that also offers up bags of juicy tropical fruit. Only 442 bottles produced.
1998 distillate aged in two ex-bourbon barrels.
Peat, antiseptic, a little iodine. Fruit and florals as well; pineapple, under-ripe banana, violets and cracked black pepper. With water, there’s vanilla, applesauce and some dried lemon peel.
Full-bodied with well-integrated peat. Heaps of aromatic grapefruit, honeydew melon, ginger, hoppy bitterness, plumes of firewood smoke, dark chocolate and oak chips.
More exotic flavours await; the ashes from a bonfire is accompanied by coconut and banana yoghurt.