Old wood, a little damp, slightly moldy. A subtle, almost subtle note of peat smoke that does not come to the fore. No Laphroaig, who wrinkles his nose with warm tar cardboard, algae and adhesive plasters. He likes it here much more refined, more reserved, although you do not have to do without the Laphroaig character, because it is definitely there, you think you are literally in the middle of the warehouse and inhale the angel's share that escapes from the barrels. This woody dampness and coolness: wait a moment! I'll let myself be locked in here tonight ...
... and can you actually project this feeling, this smell onto the tongue? Obviously, because what hits the tongue here is Laphroaig nectar: sweet and juicy apricots meet light peat smoke, nougat, toffee and milk coffee give depth, wood that is not too dry provides more spice in addition to the smoke.
That was the warehouse tour extended version with subsequent tasting and a lot of stories and anecdotes, a few samples straight from the barrel and the soul-swaying walk back to the B&B.
In short: the finish is a long, Laphroaig par excellence.