LAPHROAIG 30 YEAR OLD
Originally released around 2000, this great dram is becoming rarer and rarer. Laphroaig 30yo has garnered many plaudits, including a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2005.
Nose: Mandarin and mango rise to the fore tempered by toasted almond and coconut. Aromatic peat oils are interwoven, appearing as cedar, wintergreen and smoked sage.
Palate: A superbly oily mouth feel with orange peel, vanilla and coriander leaf, in a cedar cigar box alongside wild root ginseng.
Finish: Long and complex with lingering pulpy stone fruit and chewy green hand-rolled tobacco.