Laphroaig 10 Year Old (40%).
May 2015 - Aroma - medicinal, burnt vanilla pod, twigs, smokey,earth, rhubarb, fabric plasters. Taste is smooth, a little tangy, soft medicinal, light smoke. Dirty. Very smooth, but a little thin maybe.
March 2019 - Very Plasticky, medicinal, creosote and lots of wood preserver. Loads of wood sealant. Taste smooth easy loads of wood paint creosote fairly easy, oily and slightly underpowered, touch of banana, nice level of peat, little menthol, mint and wood ... I mean this stuff is good and incredible value and so drinkable. (3.5/84)
A go-to whisky. I now see this as underpowered at 40%, although that is perhaps necessary to sell the Laphroaig character to a wide audience - it certainly took me a few goes to get to grips with it, even at the low 40% ABV. Not characterful enough for me to drink during my contemplative moments anymore, but I still often turn to this when I am in a pub or bar when socialising.