Laphroaig, “the most richly flavored off all Scotch whiskies”. The moment you open the bottle, you can smell the unique Laphroaig scent. The nose is full of phenolic notes and much peat. Not as much as the Laphroaig 10, but still. After the time, you get some sweet notes. On the tounge, it starts very smooth. You have vanilla and a touch honey. Then you get the pressure of the peat. The alcohol with its 48% and oak are noticeable. My tounge is cribbeling. The finish is long and the peat and the oak stay till the end. I also get a nice dark chocolate at the end. Here you get a very nice package for the price.