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Laphroaig 1996/2012 Malts of Scotland

by Oliver Klimek on June 13, 2013

Sherry hogshead 12041 – 56.1%

My Tasting Notes:

Colour: Very dark amber
Nose: Light wood smoke, hints of smoked bacon, orange zest, tobacco, leather, nutmeg and cumin.
Palate: Stronger peat than the nose suggests, bacon-wrapped orange wedges, figs, toffee, tea, nutmrg and cumin agin.
Finish: Very long, fruity, dry and smoky.
Overall: It needs some time to build up and benefits from a good splash of water, this fantastic whisky has the perfect balance of sherry and peat, maturity and freshness.

Rating: 94/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2012 where it won a silver, medal, re-tasted for notes

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Nate Webster June 20, 2013 at 11:32 pm

I’ve heard good things about this one. Sadly, it remains a bit out of my price range. Someday!


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