An addition of water, I do not feel necessary or useful.
Bright amber shines in the Premium Snifter, on the glass wall sticks an oily streak from the tentatively viscous "legs" solve. Peat smoke rises, sweet fruit aroma mixed with caramelized sugar and a pinch of eucalyptus. Warm smoky notes are made of earthy peat, sweet oranges and velvety apricots end in echoes of cherries, raisins, dates and a hint of sweet vanilla. Malty spicy wood tones come to the fore, in the background is the whole time a fresh peppermint and Metholnote. The nose becomes discreet musty, rotten pieces of wood mix with fruity peat. Hints of salt and algae follow, slowly the phenolic aroma typical of Laphroaig comes to the fore, but it dominates dark and sweet fruit flavors with hints of vanilla and smoky peat. Gradually, tones of burnt wood and cold ashes flash up, which, however, are immediately covered by the incredibly dominant and fresh menthol or eucalyptus note. Slowly, the salivation begins, I'm looking forward to the first sip.
With a little water: The menthol freshness and the eucalyptus note increase with the addition of water, just as the smoky peat aroma intensifies. The fruity note fades a bit, with the caramelized sugar and the sweet vanilla showing more.
Smoky peat flavors and spicy wood elements are striking on the palate after the first sip. Salt and wood sharpness heat the tongue, a pinch of black pepper spreads with plump warmth on the palate. Powerful peat and smoke come to the fore, the salivation is stimulated, burnt wood tones follow, just as strong roasted walnuts. The second sip is sugar-sweet at the beginning with old dried oranges and a handful of raisins, a sudden sharpness of wood with a pinch of brine and black pepper, warm smoke and earthy peat spread her tart and slightly biting aroma in the entire mouth. The mouthfeel becomes creamier and rancid, slightly burnt wood tones mix with a touch of fly ash, the creamy mouthfeel ends in a wonderful aroma of bacon left over in butter. The sweetness and the fruit flavors retreat, slightly tart wood notes and ripe walnuts come to light. Sweet and dried fruits with caramelized sugar and vanilla play again and again, the smoky wood elements harmonize perfectly with the fruity and partly earthy peat notes. The spicy pieces of wood dissolve salt and pepper, dark walnuts blur the taste and finish.
With a little water added: The smoky peat flavors become milder the first time after the addition of water, with the scorched wood tones immediately intensifying in the end, the mouthfeel does not appear so creamy.
Herb stick slightly rancid walnuts on the palate, minimal draws warm smoke through the throat while soil, peat and burnt wood tones in a sweet fruit note end with mentholic hints. Short, creamy and buttery echoes are remembered, the mouth becomes tart and smoky.
With a little water added: here, after adding water, there are hardly any differences ...