Laphroaig 25 yo Cask Strength

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Laphroaig 25 yo Cask Strength

Postby Lucas » Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:52 pm

Tasted yesterday. Just about the best whisky I have tried (I really don't like when people say that, but this time it's true). It beats the old 30 yo.

My tasting notes

Has anyone else tried it??

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Re: Laphroaig 25 yo Cask Strength

Postby Bloody Marvellous » Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:03 am

I just ordered mine. Should be arriving somewhere next week.

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Re: Laphroaig 25 yo Cask Strength

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:10 am

Interesting that it's peat and not smoke that carries the day in this instance. Is it just possible that more malt from the on-site maltings was incorporated into this release?

Any which way, sounds stupendous.

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Re: Laphroaig 25 yo Cask Strength

Postby Leorin » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:14 am

I tried this one about two weeks ago.
The first thing that surprised me was the dry and fruity sherry. which is quite flawless. Besides that I found notes of sea mayweed, peat and a balsam-like kind of quality that I never found in young malts.
I agree that there is fresh peat but no smoke or ashes.
In the mouth this one is quite astringent.
I agree that it's really good but it is also quite different than other Laphroaigs.
I think this one really is for you if you like your malt dry, fruity and unobtrusive peaty.

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