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11 Jul 2013

Laphroaig 2000 (Perfect Dram)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Laphroaig

 

Laphroaig 2000 Perfect Dram

Laphroaig 12 yo 2000 (51,7%, The Whisky Agency ‘Perfect Dram’ 2013, refill sherry hogshead, 291 btl.)

Nose: powerful smoke and ashes, a little antiseptic and Vicks. Also a nice sherry sweetness in the background, some red fruit preserve maybe. Hints of eucalyptus. I like it, it’s really balanced. Mouth: good balance of sweet peat and herbal notes again. Peated cough syrup. Camphor and mint. Caramelized almonds and toffee. Candied fruits. Not bad but lacks a little depth, I’d say. Finish: medium long, sweet and peaty. Nothing new happening.

The sherry influence in this Laphroaig is relatively subtle, which makes it seem like a standard Laphroaig, just sweeter and slightly more fruity. Good Islay whisky but not a must-have like the Laphroaig 1991 Liquid Sun, in my opinion. Around € 80.

Score: 85/100

Laphroaig 2000 (Perfect Dram) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2013-07-11

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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
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