Laphroaig's 200th anniversary celebrations have been leading up to this extraordinary bottling of rare single malt Scotch whisky from Islay all through 2015. Just 5,880 bottles of this exclusively first-fill Oloroso Sherry cask matured 32 year old Laphroaig have been produced.
Testing Note~ Nose: Lots of sticking plasters (especially noticeable in this bottling) up front with muscovado and a rich cherry bakewell spine.
Palate: Very svelte mouthfeel, well integrated smoke mingles with prominent cocoa, just a touch of seaweed giving this heavily Sherried malt a sense of place and plenty of cinnamon spice. Finish: Very long, initial dark Christmas cake with coal ash coming through.