29 Nov 2010
Laphroaig 2000 (Whisky-Doris)
Posted by: Ruben In: Laphroaig
Whisky-Doris has just released this 10 year-old Laphroaig, bottled at cask strength.
Laphroaig 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.