I think Laphroaig does really well in larger batches (ie: 25 year, 10 cask strength). Sometimes single casks can be a little too rough; however every once in a while you’ll get a knockout. At least that’s my experience. If you asked me to pick a 25 year old OB I would probably put this one in the top 5, but it’s also one of the top popular distilleries that charge the big premium. So while it’s really great, there are many many options at this price range.
Smoked apples, seashells, and a nice soft honey, tinctures and gauze. Soft iodine and minerals. Some new oak. A beach fire in the distance.
Salty, a nice creamed honey note, licorice, soft tarry peat and lemon cake.
Salted caramel, apple pie, vanilla bean ice cream, licorice and soft iodine. Smoke and ash build to a very long and satisfying finish.