Hogshead 8510 – 51.2%
My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Pale straw
Nose: Ashy smoke, banana, lemon zest, vanilla, liquorice, faint hints of petrol.
Palate: Medium peat, banana, hints of pineapple, vanilla, liquorice, hints of green tea and pepper.
Finish: Long, dry and smoky.
Overall: Not the phenolic bomb you might expect from Laphroaig, this dram is quite crisp and clean with a nice light fruitiness.
Rating: 88/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2012 where it won a bronze, medal, re-tasted for notes