1st-Fill Ex-Bourbon Casks + Laphroaig, that couldn't go wrong either.
Immediately maritime with a subtle peat smoke note at the beginning, in combination with tangerines and pineapple, vanilla crescents and seaweed. The smoke picks up a bit over time, but without leaving the absolute feel-good zone, so that it is still comparatively reserved for a Laphroaig, especially since the typical phenolic has not yet come through. Now comes quince jelly, some dried herbs, seaweed and damp boat planks.
At first you might think it's a bit of a bore, as it initially feels soft and creamy on the tongue, but then it quickly takes things up a notch, packing in peat smoke, seaweed, pepper, quince jelly, peach chunks , vanilla and sweet rapeseed honey and completely lines the mouth. A few sticks of liquorice tumble afterwards, and dry wood, that was also missing. Only slightly phenolic on the tongue, but still 100% Laphroaig.
You can taste it for a long time, the maritime impression intensifies again at the end, seaweed, salt and pepper, liquorice, tangerines, honey, vanilla biscuits, dried herbs.