For the rest, the data for the distillation year 1987 and the filling year 2019 are surprising. 30 years? Where did the distillate spend the difference period of at least 12 months? In a steel tank?
Islay? Laphroaig? Smoke? Hospital? Not in life. If I did not know better, I would have assigned the 70s Mancarellas. What a tropical basket of fruit. The whole bouquet of light, juicy, mushy fall fruit. Papaya, passion fruit, lychee, peach compote and light grapes. Where the hell is the phenolic smoke? Where is the disinfectant going? To the fruits comes an oily butteriness, caramel sweets, some orange and lemon. Zero alcohol noticeable. The smoke has completely disassembled, since the 30 years in the barrel have done a full job. A great thing, one of the most beautiful noses in 2019.
Addendum: Now that the glass is dry, the Laphi finally comes to light. Subtle, without crowbar, very pleasant. The bouquet will probably last a few hours in the glass. Very nice to sniff.
Oh, very different from the sweet nose. Immediately the oak is there, the sweetness is only very distantly noticeable in the background. When re-tasting a little cold ash comes to light, wonderfully discreet. No smokeless notes tastable. The tip of the tongue feels an existing, fermented sweetness, but the basic tenor is called barrel wall. The 30 years in the wood can not deny this Laphroaig, there were the two 16er significantly sweeter. Well, that was to be expected, but because I like it fruity-sweet, he could have kept in the mouth what the nose promised.
Mild, dry, slightly ashy, very pleasant and long-lasting. The nose is now clearly deprived and no longer approaches the first fruity surprise. It has become a bit flat, for me remains mainly the butteriness in the smell. However, the used Whisky.de glass is not exactly my favorite, my old, broken Unknown Nosing glass would have probably made a lot more out of this whisky.