Pleasant smoke combined with a nice sherry sweetness. Berries and salty sea air and very maritime. Very balanced and beautiful herbs flash every now and then. The alcohol doesn't sting a bit.
Now the smoke comes to the fore, pleasant wood and the berries are present. Nice start and super oily in the mouth. The alcohol is also well integrated here and carries the aromas with a decent strength.
The smoke covers the cheeks for a long time and the herbs have the upper hand here. Nice wood aromas and zero bitterness.
Conclusion: A really good laphroaig without added sherry. Everything is super integrated and the character is super preserved. It's fun and you can really get involved with it.