N: Not sure why this is an F dram but hey, im on the 'cheeseboard 5' deal so let's sit back, relax and enjoy. This is a very relaxed Laphroaig, certainly on the nose at least. Peated whisky doesn’t automatically switch my 'yes' buttons on but this one certainly does. It’s often the peat that brings out the barley and the sweetness, the vegetal sweetness in this case. SMWS notes highlight 'Indian candy salmon'. As someone who's been to India more times than i desired, it's impossible to deny that eastern subcontinent flavour link, yet i’m more inclined to think of UK seashore with salty seaweeds and 6oz sinkers - anglers will concur. However, It’s the huge oiliness that impresses me the most with touches of thick green grass.
T: Vegetables, barley and two-stroke oil continue the journey yet it becomes harsher into the finish as the cask? kicks in. Adding water 50/50 brings forth the vegetal fresh - not TCP, more Listerine.
F: Massive mackerel notes, although i get the salmon association now - weirdly the fishes skin is the common denominator. Thankfully that fish note, like the crab pate note with the Glenrothes WB dissipates, more now on fishy<vegetal smoke - if thats better?
C: Probably more a fisherman’s friend that a city chum but a decent whisky no less.
Scores a B[-]