Elements of Islay, Lp12 (Laphroaig) (500ml)
Elements of Islay,
This is a marriage of two refill and two sherry Laphroaig hogsheads, distilled in 2014 and aged for more than six years.
This is a dram full of sharply medicinal notes, accented by layers of wood smoke and a touch of fruit. 1672 bottles produced.
Nose: Burnt toffee cake and cigarillo smoke are followed by the scent of a just-opened first aid kit - bandages and iodine.
Palate: Honey-roasted parsnip mingles with smoked, crispy bacon. Lots of brininess and some dried figs combine nicely with well integrated bonfire smoke.
Finish: Ash and orange-dark-chocolate along with a touch of thyme. Thick, dense wood smoke remains.