I started this thinking I hadn’t reviewed this dram, but a quick scan of headings tells me I have. So I thought I’d revisit it, without looking back at what I said last time. It’s a tricky thing, Laphroaig, I love it in all of its many forms, but I’m not sure I can tell all of them apart. Maybe I should test that at a tasting some time, see if I can.
Nose: It smells like Laphroaig, sweet, smoky, iodine, peaty, oily, the sea.
Taste: Lots of smoke, hints of dark cocoa, toffee, oily smoky peaty goodness.
Finish: long, rum and raisin chocolate,
Now I’ll see what I said last time…. mostly the same, less fruit up front perhaps, no pepper. Good to see my palate is generally consistent. Last time I said it seemed dialled down from the stronger Laphroaigs, but this time around I’m just getting different, a decent kick of flavour. Maybe not my favourite Laphroaig, but a decent dram.