Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Laphroaig LP4 (Elements of Islay)

Distillery: Laphroaig
Bottling: Elements of Islay
Age: NAS
Distilled: N/A
Bottled: N/A
Strength: 54.8%.

Nose: Big and phenolic with sherry influence giving some richness to the youthful peat. Eating Christmas cake in a hospital corridor. Spicy with vanilla, coriander seeds and cinnamon. After eight chocolate mints, black tea, flump marshmallows. Savoury and sweet coming together - ham and pineapple. Burning embers on a well burned camp fire, salted beef jerky. Baked beans in tomato sauce. Red apple, cherry coke, hand soap. Coal sheds. Peat bogs.

Palate: Soil and earth, with chocolate and coffee. Black forest gateau, with peaches.

Finish: Long and medicinal, esprsso, cough syrup, fennel, cherry and strawberry.

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