A nice Laphroaig with a great nose. Unfortunately, taste and finish can not quite keep the "promise" and fall off a bit. Still a great malt for rainy days, but nothing to spend hours with.
Fruity sweet, dried plums, red grapes at first. Only then comes the Laphroaig smoke. Typically phenolic, but very restrained beautifully integrated and in beautiful interaction with the sweet fruits. Then some strong honey and very fine Bourbon vanilla. Then a light spice, almost kräutrig. With a little time, the classic maritime salt and algae notes are added. But not exuberant but very mild. Mild is also the alcohol, the 48% are barely noticeable in the nose, but still give enough strength. A nice straight-lined nose. Not super complex, but just nice to sniff.
In the beginning then directly the phenol smoke, lies down gently on the palate and surrounds the sweet fruits. The sweetness is almost a bit jammy. The cheeks become moist, while the tongue and the neck area become drier. Some salt and colorful pepper in the mouth. Very spicy, no trace of vanilla and honey. Tasty, but the nose makes me more fun.
The Brodir is indeed quite a long time, but mainly because of the mouthfeel. It remains almost only a little spice and the smoke. At first a bit fruity and sweet, but it wears off very quickly. Again, I would have liked something more. Still not bad.