Nose: rustic and smoky, very strong step. Some seaweed, flotsam and peat, very briefly some iodine. Behind it a clear sweetness comes to light, some mandarin, apricot and pineapple, the smoke wonderfully integrates the sweet fruit aromas. Malt and vanilla can also be found, but only very little. The smoke and the sweetness dominate quite clearly.
Palate: Strong and very oily, smoky sweetness. Some peat smoke, briefly some disinfectant, iodine and again the aromas of the sea. Seaweed, smoked fish and strong apricot. The smoke becomes heavier and spreads throughout the mouth, in addition there are slightly bitter oak wood and spices, and dry cocoa powder.
Finish: very long, warming. The sweetness shows up again, the smoke lingers for a very long time. Smoker, smoke from damp wood, tobacco.
Conclusion. Wonderful Laphroaig. With its almost 60% alc. it numbs all the senses, after which you can hardly drink any other whisky. But you don't have to. 87/100 points (tasted in 2021).