Laphroaig 'Brodir batch #002' (48%, OB, Port Wood Finish, +/-2015) NAS plus a Port finish, that sounds like a Barry Manilow – Justin Bieber duo. But you never know… Colour: salmony. Nose: well, not quite the utter disaster I was fearing. I don’t like it at all because of these feelings of, say strawberry-flavoured lapsang souchong, but I think I’ve encountered Port-finished Laphroaigs that have been even worse. The good news is that the strawberries and other berries from the Port tend to vanish. And yes, before you ask, I’m a sucker for great Port, just not in my whisky. Mouth: no way. I’m not saying it’s bad, I’m just wondering who needs this. Blood oranges, raspberries, wasabi, mustard, liquid smoke. Hey watch it, don’t throw up over your keyboard or over your brand new Samsung or iPad Air! Finish: medium, hesitating, uncertain. The aftertaste is a little nicer, not just because you know it’s over. Comments: a rather poor thing if you ask me. But remember, only one man’s opinion! Come on, Laphroaig! SGP:646 - 70 points.