This is the last review from the latest batch of Elements of Islay releases. Not sure when we can expect a new batch. Until then, here’s the Laphroaig Lp7.
(52,8%, Elements of Islay 2016)
Nose: round, sweet with medium peat. Warm wood smoke, smoked bacon and vanilla, with a fragrant touch. Roasted fruits. Pepper and ginger too. Nothing to fault here.
Mouth: sugary start again, followed by a blast of peat and light medicinal notes before returning to a sweet roundness. Salted caramel. Lemonade and baked banana. Sweet liquorice. Not complex, but the sweet peat is spot-on.
Finish: long, on sweet ashes, toffee and menthol.
This is simple a very solid medium aged Laphroaig. Especially great if you like them sweet. Around € 100, still available from The Whisky Exchange.