Islay single malt scotch whisky
This whisky from Laphroaig was distilled in 1998 and aged in two ex-bourbon barrels. Bottled at cask strength, this is a classically punchy, medicinal Islay dram that also offers up bags of juicy tropical fruit. Only 442 bottles produced.
Core FlavourMedicinal smoke, tropical fruits and peppery spice
Cask details1998 distillate aged in two ex-bourbon barrels
NosePeat, antiseptic, a little iodine. Fruit and florals as well; pineapple, under-ripe banana, violets and cracked black pepper. With water, there’s vanilla, applesauce and some dried lemon peel.
PalateFull-bodied with well-integrated peat. Heaps of aromatic grapefruit, honeydew melon, ginger, hoppy bitterness, plumes of firewood smoke, dark chocolate and oak chips.
FinishMore exotic flavours await; the ashes from a bonfire is accompanied by coconut and banana yoghurt.
- Peat smoke
- Dark chocolate