Nose: It's Laphroaig all right but quite different to normal. Sweet malt, mix of sweet and salted popcorn, softly fruity- Toffee apple. Salted caramel, not many medicinal notes but the peat is there, maybe a little softer than normal. Marine notes- Sea salt, seaweed with a little iodine, driftwood, campfire on the beach. Vanilla with dry American oak.
Water: More vanilla, then more Laphroaig-y with more peat, more iodine, some TCP, more salty rocks and cough sweets.
Taste: Rich and creamy to start, quite soft and sweet with the peat apparent but in check. Toffee apple, salted caramel, salted and sweet popcorn again, some of it burnt. Roasted and burnt nut, Chestnut maybe. Not really any building spice or peat, just staying creamy and soft. A maritime note creeps out after a bit of time in the mouth- Sea salt, a little flint with sea sprayed rock, driftwood, sea air. A peaty puff going into the finish.
Water: More Laphroaig-y as well. More juicy arrival with apple, some orange then lemon and lime. More peaty development with iodine, flint, TCP, sea salt, seaweed and some lovely lemon juice which goes into the finish too.
Finish: Long length. That peaty puff then more sweet malt, popcorn and toffee apple with soft peat in the background. With water there's a lot more lemon.