A very mild whisky that looks very light. He is quite complex, for me, however, lacks the emphasis that a Laphroaig should actually have. I have to correct myself, the emphasis comes from the second sip too, yet it seems filigree. Is a very successful whisky that is able / was to tap new shoppers, which was certainly its purpose in travel value. Personally, he is a bit too smooth.
First, ripe peaches and seaweed, only after a few moments does phenolic smoke with mineral notes, iodine and carbite, a touch of disinfectant. The nose looks very delicate, the smoke is also rather restrained. This does not change with durability, but this brings out more caramel and a slightly artificial candy note, overall it looks a bit darker now. A dark malt-disinfectant combination establishes itself as the main note. Again and again boiled peaches flash up. Warms dominated by a peaty dark toffee note, the acidic disinfectant becomes a marginal phenomenon. The nose is now expected to be much richer.
In the mouth, it is similarly restrained and soft, but actually everything from the nose can be found here. The mouthfeel is slightly oily and the alcohol is well integrated. Significant acidity runs from the bottom up through the mouth while on the tongue cooked peaches with blockade sauce dance. Slowly, a pinch of pepper comes on. Even when leaving, there is only an idea of bitterness. The second sip of the oak becomes clearer, but remains altogether discreet.
The finish itself is naturally long, and also noticeably warms as the sweetness goes down and ashes remain on the tongue. The oak does not matter anymore. In the end slightly sugary, like starch.