Elements of Islay, Lp10 (Laphroaig) (500ml)
Elements of Islay, Lp10 (Laphroaig)
ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
This whisky from Laphroaig was distilled in 1998 and aged in two ex-bourbon barrels.
Bottled at cask strength, this is a classically punchy, medicinal Islay dram that also offers up bags of juicy tropical fruit.
Only 442 bottles produced.
CORE FLAVOUR - MEDICINAL SMOKE, TROPICAL FRUITS AND PEPPERY SPICE
CASK DETAILS - 1998 DISTILLATE AGED IN TWO EX-BOURBON BARRELS
DISTILLERY LAPHROAIG DISTILLERY
NOSE Peat, antiseptic, a little iodine. Fruit and florals as well; pineapple, under-ripe banana, violets and cracked black pepper. With water, there's vanilla, applesauce and some dried lemon peel.
PALATE Full-bodied with well-integrated peat. Heaps of aromatic grapefruit, honeydew melon, ginger, hoppy bitterness, plumes of firewood smoke, dark chocolate and oak chips.
FINISH More exotic flavours await; the ashes from a bonfire is accompanied by coconut and banana yoghurt.
ABOUT ELEMENTS OF ISLAY
The Elements of Islay is a range of iconic, small-batch, expertly sourced independently bottled whiskies. The limited edition range consists of single malt bottlings from individual Islay distilleries identified with periodic symbols and batch numbers. They are bottled either as single casks or as small batches between 2 and 7 carefully selected casks. These expressions celebrate the distilleries’ individual character while presenting a balanced and characterful whisky, bottled at full proof.