Laphroaig 15-year-old

Overall rating
87.66/100
votes
733
Whiskybase ID
WB35
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Without Royal Warrant
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Single Islay Malt
Barcode
5010019641281
Added on
13 jun 2007 3:54 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 449.00

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig 15-year-old

63 users have left 72 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.66 points.

  1. RMON scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    The nose starts sweet with cherry, walnut, caramel, the medicinal notes are there, but quite behind. In the mouth comes the sea, very salty at beginning then arrives the liquorice. The peat coat everything with elegance,

  2. ep11ripee scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    15yo, 43%, bottled in 90s, 89 (22.5/22.5/22/22)

  3. WSP scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    from a sample (3cl) already very good (88 p.) but now even better from the freshly opened bottle.
    • Nose
      91 91
      fine smoky notes, sweet, grooved pineapple - deep nose
    • Taste
      90 90
      Great mix of tropical sweetness with fine smoke elements on the palate as well
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. ConvalRen scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. sarthur71 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Rosencrantz scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    A truly unusual Laphroaig, completely different from those tried so far, with kindness and sweetness at times unsettling but well integrated.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Just by pouring it into the glass, Laphroaig's fiercely peated and maritime soul invades the surrounding environment. Letting it breathe, the nose is softened, vanilla, dates, ripe pear and mango emerge, with the medicinal soul of the distillate put in the background, very muted. Unusual but pleasant.
    • Taste
      87 87
      On the palate, the peat becomes more herbaceous and ashy, with the saline declaration that intensifies, bringing the aromas back into the waves of the ocean. Pinch of black pepper and ginger, with the sweetness always present but more tamed. Candied orange, licorice and wood in the background. The game of balance between peat and fruit stays on the edge, but it works.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long finish of used ashtray full of salt water with candied orange flakes and licorice.

  7. zuipen did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Top smokey

  8. Whisky_Addicted scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Sweet apples red chief / delicacy, vanilla, Moroccan mint, woodwork in passing, fresh sweet muffin, ripe orange, pears, liquorice sweets
    Taste:
    Oily, sweet, burnt piece of wood, ash, lemon, raw tree.
    The finish:
    A long. Dry, ash, fresh tree, medicinal herbs, smoked barley, a little bit of menthol, licorice sweets.
    Output:
    At first I generally decided that I had a linden bottle, because I poured something similar to duchesse into the glass. In the book, on the bottle itself, it is recommended to add a few drops of water, but I decided to give it a little time. And after 30 minutes, he opened up. I still added water for the experiment, but I didn’t hear any new aromas, but the ones that were there, the water nailed, stretching the alcohol to the surface.

  9. wisekyofcourse did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    6.5eu the 3cl!

  10. Vince scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The classic Laphroaig in addition to the old 10/10CS -- what a very good dram to revisit after all these years. Would be great if Suntory could look hard and carefully at the Laphroaig brand once more and consider what made it great.... Unlikely though--given the utter decimation of age statement whiskies in Japan........

    Deep medicinal, peaty stuff, sweet liquorice wood, with also a lively almost zesty fruit element, seaweed and wet earth. Very well integrated and remarkably assertive at 43ABV.

  11. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The characteristic Lafrouge, in comparison with the ten, is more calm and moderate, the youthfulness of youth is already coming to naught, but some new qualities and shades have not added up like in return (there is something creamy caramel in taste in homeopathic doses and the influence of oak is increasing ), but it's still good.
    • Nose
      Medical tones - bandages, ointments; salty-marine, iodine, peat, the smell of a long-burnt fire, a burnt-out wooden house already overgrown with grass and trees - on the whole very soft and muffled, but very powerful and deep.
    • Taste
      Oily, burnt wood, charcoal, notes of red pepper, sweetness, grapefruit crusts, caramel, cream.
    • Finish
      Bittersweet, muffled, charcoal, orange peel, tar, bitumen.

  13. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Medication, cough syrup, herbal tincture, then iodine, fresh juniper and gorse. With the time saltier but also sweeter. Peat smoke, burnt juniper, very complex.
    • Taste
      Medium heavy and oily at the start. Very smoky and peaty, bitter chocolate, ashes, burnt juniper and smoke malt.
    • Finish
      Long, with sweet sea breeze and forest floor.

  14. Dominik scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Disappointing on the palate, although nose and finish were certainly okay. In terms of balance, it was too heavy on the medicinal side for my taste. Average. With that in mind, I find the 15yo pricey on the aftermarket now that it has been discontinued.
    • Nose
      Instantly medicinal and oily. Seaweed and gasoline with a touch of smoke... I'm thinking of an industrial port and machines with big diesel engines. Not exactly a flattering imagery, I know. Luckily sweet caramel comes along and saves the day.
    • Taste
      Mild peat, gentle and sweet. Perhaps a little tame. Still medicinal though and a bit rubbery. I also find hints of grapefruit, but I remain unimpressed.
    • Finish
      Long. Medicinal notes with salt and fresh herbs.

  15. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2009]  Finally I emptied a bottle that I bought for 42,50 Euro in April, 2009.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 85.  My notes simply state "I like the 10 year old better"...

  16. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  17. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2015]  I had this dram during an "Laphroaig Bicentenary" tasting at Bonn.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85.  I took no detailed notes as I knew it before.

  18. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  19. whisky-malt did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      91 91

  20. Goethe scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This 15y old version is way more in the TCP medicinal direction than expected. Great stuff.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
    • Nose
      Cool smoke, medicinal, vanilla, salt, pepper, some citrus notes.
    • Taste
      Sweet smoke, salt, pepper, sulphur, TCP, medicinal.
    • Finish
      Long. Vanilla, some herbs, liquorice, TCP, pepper.

  21. Achany scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I found this one almost gentle - compared to other Laphroaigs I tasted recently. the peat, seaweed, smoke, all there but not so intense. the sweetness Comes through realy nicley. fine finish.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  22. Andytka3 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose:-
    Nose heated, muddy and wet grass on a field, morning dew. Nature charm.
    Sea spray, seaweed and mineral note at the back. Remarkable.

    Palate:- Green apple crispness, sweet vanilla and refine ash smokiness. Velvet and soft on palate with good body.

    Finish:- Medium-long length, lingering. Shades of spiciness remains. Softer nature, but still a tongue numbing stuff.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  23. gerardsmike scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      88 88

  24. Daan Tje scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  25. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Still available at the distillery shop for 67,50£ (July 2016)
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  26. ApricotOne scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  27. sagara-kun scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nose peat, iodine, peach and a little exotic fruit. Evolved on the caramel. In the mouth, well built even at 43%. Few new flavors. The return of the medicinal. Final on pear and a little minty side. Very nice. Beautiful evolution and more complex than the 10 years.
    Second test 17/03/2017: First of all, a cloud of peat and smoke. Cold ashes. A little anise. Medicinal. Less fruit than in my memories (peach lemon) In the mouth it has its character. Always the side ash a little meaty. More fruit (a bit of red fruit itself), orange. Pretty oily and honeyed. Final on ash and peat. A little cherry, orange and anise. Sugar. Very nice, even if not ultra complex.

  28. PeterCr scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Interesting dram, with subtle flavours. High complexity and depth in flavours keep it interesting.

    Score 83-85 pts. Maybe a bit too expensive.
    • Nose
      Medium impact nose. Light smoke, slightly medicinal. Melon, pears. Seashore nose as well.
    • Taste
      Full bodied, nice thick slow tears in the glass.

      Salty, light medicinal smoke. Sweetness (honey, peaches).
    • Finish
      Little spice in the finish. Medium to long finish. Ending in a liquorice sweetness.

  29. Willie JJ scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This is one of Robert Hicks' concoctions. He was a lovely man who I always thought talked a little too much in a tasting, but he really knew how to put together a whisky. This stuff is great. Makes a lot of today's stuff pale in comparison.
    • Nose
      Found an old sample. I forgot what a class act this is. All of the Laphroaig elements are there, but it's like they are dressed up for dinner at the Ritz. The behavior is understated and full of charm and the smoke speaks more of a quality cigar than a peat fire. No escaping the influence of the seashore though. Wonderful.
    • Taste
      The intensity of the arrival is amazing. It's not violent though, just full on. A charming melange of salted caramel and smoke with a dusting of ash.
    • Finish
      Now the ashiness grows and mingle with spice and sweetness in an amazingly controlled way. It's got me reminiscing about long distant trips to Islay.

  30. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoky salt air, dusty oak, vanilla and fruit - very lively and youthful.
    • Taste
      It tastes immediately the young age, although this is already much better than the 10 year old. Sweet smoke and salt in interaction with vanilla, pepper, oak and unripe fruits.
    • Finish
      Long and dry with a lot of acidity and a bit of bitterness.

  31. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig Tasting Notes:

    Colour:  Bright gold

    Nose:   Mild versus the 10 Years Old, soft smoke, pleasant sweet, like new hay

    Body:   Full bodied, smooth

    Taste:  Lively oak sweetness, warm peat smoke, fresh nutmeg and toasted almonds. Faint salt

    Finish: Prolonged, mellow

  32. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      70 70

  33. lupowolf63 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  34. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A nice combination of pleasant smoke and creamy sweetness. Since the new 15er can not quite keep up.
    • Nose
      Beautiful smoke with lots of vanilla, relatively sweet, caramel, spicy, oak, tobacco, espresso, slightly chocolaty, you can clearly see the maturity in Verglieich the 10, this is essentially set and filigree, with the time also fruit, raspberry jam and also mint
    • Taste
      firstly smoke, then a salty sweetness, very sweet, a lot of vanilla, and again salt, light fruit, a hint of cinnamon, espresso and dark chocolate chocolates on the tongue
    • Finish
      the whole mouth is now taken dry smoke, the light fruits still lightly carried by the sweetness remain on the palate

  35. Landryn scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  36. Helgo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I'm becoming more and more a Laphrioaig fan ;-) I like it, especially the smoky note and the sticky sweetness! I find even a little better and spicier than the current 200yo Jubiliämsabfüllung!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  37. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    88/89.
    • Nose
      First of all mainly plum (mind that this bottle has been open for a while), and only later the peat. Some orange, cherry and peach as well.
    • Taste
      Peat, orange, plum, pepper, caramel and cherry.
    • Finish
      Peat, caramel, orange, peach, plum and a little smoked sausage.

  38. Shane_IL scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A lot less agressive than the 10, but wonderfully complex and sublime.
    • Nose
      A lot more maritime notes in here than the 10. Brine. Seafood. Campfire. Meat on the braai. Cooked fruits (apples, pineapples and and peaches specifically). Toasted wood. Marmalade. A lovely floral note. Acacia sap. Very subtle vanilla. 
    • Taste
      Burned wood. Brine. Gentle mineral peat. Bitter lemon. Citrus rind. Alspice. Toasted almonds. White wine. 
    • Finish
      Medium. Rubber. Bitter wood. Dry white wine. Whisps of earthy peat.

  39. Dieter_W scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The 15 he overall of Laphroaig is a fine for his character. Filigree whisky which one sometimes has to lick the individual notes from the Rppen.
    • Nose
      Medicine, smoke, very intense vanilla
      ripe bananas and some open cowshed or kelp
      nice and full of the smell of cold smoke
      beautiful wood notes come through
    • Taste
      Beautiful full of smoke is always present sweet vanilla, creamy, nice nutty
      unfortunately a bit watery on the palate
    • Finish
      medium

  40. WhiskyCask did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Comparing the pre-2009 and 2015 (200th Anniversary) versions of the Laphroaig 15 at: http://maltandoak.com/laphroaig-15-comparing-the-old-and-the-new/

  41. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Although not my prey scheme, but delicious, and nice to have tried this classic again
    • Nose
      very maritime, cool and fresh, salt, seaweed, bitter vegetal notes, some medicinal and cold smoke
    • Taste
      medicated-iodine, slightly bitter smoke, tar, grassy, ​​dark chocolate / liquorice, surprisingly soft, creamy mouthfeel
    • Finish
      long, smoky, slightly malty-sweet, some licorice

  42. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  43. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very tasty, but neither fish nor meat. With missing either the smoke or the whims. He is rather gentle.
    • Nose
      A fresh, medical smoke rises in the nose. A nice vanilla note point out, for a short smell of salt and iodine and now I get bitter notes in the nose.
    • Taste
      Very soft, without whumps, a bit bitter at first, then, after all, sweeter with lemon. Towards the end he gets rougher and more maritime.
    • Finish
      He sounds a bit bitter for a relatively long time.

  44. Rom scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    The peat is more contained than in 10 years, caramel, orange, fennel, rubber. Mouth drier than 10 years and slightly salty, very little sugar. Very good overall balance and very well integrated alcohol, the tannins are very fine. Long finish on peat. Compared to the 10 years we gain in finesse what we lose in passion.

  45. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasted head-to-head with the new 15yo Anniversary Edition. This one wins handsomely.
    • Nose
      Salty and peaty with dried seaweed and the smell of a smouldering campfire. There's some light citrus and lemon, along with custard and ginger.
    • Taste
      Peat, rubber and licorice with some tree bark. There's some slight bitter orange detectable, along with black pepper and salt. Full-bodied palate.
    • Finish
      Very long and intense with tar and smoke. A bit dry. It ends on a bitter note.

  46. checkpointuk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2015/alt-gegen-neu-15yo-laphroaig-2006-vs-2015-200th-anniversary-35805/ Color: pale gold
    Nose: phenols, tar and sulfur. Medicinal vapors with almond liqueur, malty caramel, lime slices and sour grapefruit.
    Taste: Oily structure, lots of sulfur, smoke and peat. A grassy sweetness of lime, maritime lemon and grapefruit, caught in medical notes of iodine, ether, gauze bandages and disinfectants.
    Finish: Long - harmonious and dry-peppery. Herbs and medicinal notes of bandages, iodine, peat as well as tar, coal, burnt rubber and smoky-maritime elements stick to the palate.
    Comment: Always a great dram!
    89 points (nose: 88 / taste: 89 / finish: 89)

  47. korry78 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig 15-year-old, 43 vol from Michael Jackson's Malt Whisky Companion (4th edition)

    Colour: pale amber.

    Nose: phenol, tar, sulphur.

    Body: medium to full, with a soothing oiliness.

    Palate: a deceptive moment of sweetness and grassiness, then an explosion of sulphur, burning peat, and Islay intensity.

    Finish: round, dry, long, warming.

    Score: 89

  48. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  49. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Full bodied.
    • Nose
      Mildly, soft smokey, toasty and pleasantly sweet, like new hay.
    • Taste
      Zesty oak and warm peat smoke top notes with sweet undertones reminiscent of fresh nutmeg and toasted almonds.
    • Finish
      Prolonged resonance, mellow and utterly distinctive.

  50. Lucas Falchero scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Excellent whisky. Homogeneous and greedy. Sloppy but delicate.
    • Nose
      A peaty nose, certainly, but also fruity (lemon) and sweet (almost crystallized). A little prairie flower. And a reminder of the farmyard.
    • Taste
      Alcohol well integrated. The mouth is peaty of course, but also creamy and milky. Citrus zest.
    • Finish
      Pretty short.

  51. Schwark scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    (the bottle has been open for 3 months and a half and soon empty) nose: very lemony, less complex than at the beginning (the chocolate and caramel notes are gone) palate: light peat giving way to salty, peppery and floral, then citrus (lime, grapefruit, orange) same effect as for the nose, I no longer feel the chocolate and caramel that I could feel at first. The aeration made him win then lose in complexity but it remained well structured and pleasant to drink until the end. He was at the top between 2 months and 2 months and 1/2 after opening.

  52. aby scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    nice complex Laphroaig. Although i like the older ones (unblended) a lot better, this is much better than the standard 10y old.  86p.

    sample available on: whiskysample.nl

  53. zinaf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    very nice. super complex nose and finish; just lacks on the palate. 

    SGP:565
    • Nose
      milk chocolate; sweetness; green apple; nougat; vanilla; 

      with water - icing sugar; 

      later nuts; the profile hints to some sherry casks in the vatting; sherry sweetness; a slight hint smoked ham (this surfaces a couple of times and then disappeared); 

      more time - cherry jam; oranges;
    • Taste
      citrus/lime; bites a bit on the tongue; spices; a bit of salt
    • Finish
      long and nice with development - bandages (something that on the 10yo i get straight on the nose) ; malted barley; with water - citrus; spices;

  54. I_SPEY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: iodine, wood and malt.

    Taste: perfect, soft and sweet, lots of peat and iodine.

    Aftertaste: beautiful, full and long with a hint of sweetness and a real tiny, bitter end!

  55. granella2003 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

     07.10.2012
    • Nose
      Smoke and iodine,  peat
    • Taste
      Dry, middle smoke, bitter chocolat, malt, peat
    • Finish
      Short and peaty

  56. granella2003 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    At the nose smoke - tar?? and seaside smell

    Taste Initiallly lot of smoke, after salty and sweet

    Finish so fast

    A good whisky but not a memorable dram, for a Laphroaig at at medium-high price

  57. granella2003 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


    A good whisky but not a memorable dram, for a Laphroaig
    • Nose
      So smoke - tar? and seaside smell
    • Taste
      Lot of smoke . slightly salty and sweet
    • Finish

      Too much fast

  58. granella2003 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  59. HunterRomario scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Iodine, add fruit juice, smoke, some pepper. I like the smell, it is beautifully full. (89 b)
    • Taste
      On the tongue first oily, soft. Then the iodine swallowed, the tanned tannins, the tanned barrel. Nothing brutal, fairly smooth on Laphroaig, but you still know you're on Islay. The flavor is strong, long, as is customary for Laphroaig. (85 b)

  60. TheFran did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    a good dram
    • Nose
      homemade cake, tree resin, bit of iodine, 
    • Taste
      dried fruits, citrus, some liquorice
    • Finish
      persistent, warm, sweets

  61. Junior scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Place: @Clan Maccurve
    • Nose

      nice peatiness, see-air, chlorine notes
    • Taste
      peat, lot of pine aroma, medicinal
    • Finish

      long, warm, great winter evening

  62. mbinder scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    rather subtle, complex laphroaig. but I think that's not so far from the 30Y.
    • Nose
      round, complex. fresh sea breeze, cake !, smoke
    • Taste
      great. citrus, something s
    • Finish
      laaaaaang. pfeffer, chili

  63. Master Quill scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    My score is an average from three tasted bottles (2004, box), (2006, tube) & (2009, tube)

  64. I_SPEY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Got another, this week! So very happy If you may find one, buy!!

  65. christophe_carles scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  66. Feusi scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Warm and pleasant to drink, oak and peat with the typical medical notes, it is absolutely delight to drink, sweet and warm and long finish.

  67. Timo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    A delicious Laphroaig. Just like you expect a Laphroaig.
    • Nose
      The nose is good. Peaty, smoky, salty, round.
    • Taste
      The taste is complex. Spicy, peppery, slightly bitter, ash, sweet, chili.
    • Finish
      The finish is long. Gentle warming, smoky, spicy, sweet.

  68. mr.p9 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Gall & Gall rose square Ede
    Liquor store the square Veenendaal

    Both no webshop but in stock (still)
    Price is around 64 euros

  69. I_SPEY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is a 2007 bottling!

  70. Dede scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A subtle dram without being delicate. Like what is not only cask strength in life. One of my favorite whiskys, and affordable. For those who do not know, buy urgently before stocks run out!
    • Nose
      Superb. Almond paste, crushed banana, Turkish delight. Enveloping these delicacies, a light peat but nevertheless present, a hint of iodine, and medicinal vapors. Finally, a touch of acidity and citrus (lime lime juice, blood orange) comes to the point.
    • Taste
      More maritime than the nose. The attack is quite sweet, marked by a slight citrus acidity (lemon juice). Then the peat becomes more obvious. The set is very balanced and does not lack power despite its 43%. The end of the mouth sees the development of an iodized bitterness of the most beautiful effect.
    • Finish
      Long enough, it leaves a pleasant warmth spiced in the mouth (white pepper). There is also peat and beautiful notes of pink grapefruit and a slight herbaceous bitterness.

  71. swampthing09 scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    This was a good bottle, finished during a cool evening Ephoron hatch.
    • Nose
      Smoke and seaweed with a distinct vanilla and bourbon aroma. The legs of an old scotch.
    • Taste
      Great body, full in the mouth. Sweet with the clear taste of the smoked malt. Some burned rubber and medicinal notes.
    • Finish
      Modrate with clear peat and bourbon overtones.

  72. swampthing09 scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Got two bottles of the older expression from a liquor merchant who was forced out of business by his landlord who was renovating the Old Orchard Mall. These were the version which was packaged in a box rather than a tube. One of the bottles was part of the August 2008 Dramming Voyage of the AuSable. This seemed to be a more bourbony (quite a lot of vanilla) version. I suspect that this version is from a first fill Maker's Mark cask.

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