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29 Nov 2010

Laphroaig 2000 (Whisky-Doris)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Laphroaig

Whisky-Doris has just released this 10 year-old Laphroaig, bottled at cask strength.


Laphroaig 2000 Whisky-DorisLaphroaig 10 yo 2000 (59,1%, Whisky-Doris 2010, bourbon hogshead, 157 btl.)

Nose: pretty round and fruity although the typical Laphroaig peat and medicinal notes are here as well. Sweet yellow apple with a honey coating. Sugared lemon juice. On the other hand very smokey and a lot of iodine / antiseptic. A strong hint of Vicks. With water: a lot more organic with nice farmy notes (stables, wet hay). Young, powerful, very good. Mouth: big attack, very peaty and salty as well. Lemon peel. Quite some pepper and smoke. With water: more or less the same combination of brine and lemon. Aftertaste on olive juice. Finish: long, salty, smokey and slightly tangy.

Laphroaig still has a great recipe for producing interesting peatbombs. This 10yo is explosive, well-made and to-the-point. Around € 50.

Score: 87/100

Laphroaig 2000 (Whisky-Doris) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2010-11-29
  • Michael

    Very interesting. Thank you Ruben. It is not available at TWE, is it?

  • http://www.whiskynotes.be Ruben

    No, I think it’s only available from Whisky-Doris as far as I know.

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