Is that the new bottling strength of the Laphroaig 10 ?
Last time I bought it at 43abv was in NH last summer, but that one (at 40abv) was in a duty free store (DFA) in a 1 liter format.
Now the question that I have is how can a company sell a product under the same name, but not having the same abv ?
Is there a huge difference between the 43abv and the 40abv expression ?
charlano wrote:1. Now the question that I have is how can a company sell a product under the same name, but not having the same abv?
2. Is there a huge difference between the 43abv and the 40abv expression?
1. Easily, depending on the particular market or distribution network. This scenario is not at all an uncommon one.
2. I can't personally say, as I've never tasted the 43%ABV 10YO. However, I DO generally prefer the slightly higher proof incarnations of any malt when that option is available.
That said, there's nothing wrong with the 40%ABV Laphroaig 10YO. And recent issues appear to be back to their Islay 'best' (there WAS some inconsistency apparent years ago).
The 43% is better and it's noticable when compared to the 40% (which I have done). Now if they would only bottle at 46% and non chill filter or colour then it would be amazing.......
The newest version features a batch number and is also very good. If you every travel to the US keep and eye out for it or put the strong arm on a relative/friend who is travelling to the US to pick it up for you.
I often order from Binny's or one of the California stores and ship to who ever has been kind enough to bring a bottle of what ever back for me.
I have a steady stream...
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